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About jondrms

Hoping to finish well.

Advice From the Well


“Have you tried yelling for the guy that built the well to come pull you out? I’ll tell you what; I’ll start yelling for you.” Continue reading

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Drip


I try to scrub clean drip by drip, but the stain’s as stubborn as ever. I pray to the faucet, but it just won’t run. They say, ” Pray the right words and maybe you’ll turn him on.” Never been … Continue reading

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There’s a Man in the Sky


“There’s a man in the sky,” they say. His beard as long as the ocean deep. He’s paving his roads with American gold while is children convert all his enemies.   “There’s a man upstairs,” they say. Clanging his chains … Continue reading

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Me Too


At the risk of being just another voice in the large crowd of folks who talk about these issues, it’s my hope that if nothing else, you as a fellow struggler will find solace in a voice that is simply saying, “me too.” Continue reading

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What We Fear: Flying On a Plane Beside a Big Animal Dressed as a Clown While Watching a Michael Bay Movie


I’m afraid of a few things. The short list would be heights, the ocean, any animal that is bigger than me, flying, clowns, and Michael Bay movies; you know, just your basic run of the mill stuff.  We are all … Continue reading

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The “S” Word.


I always get a little depressed when it rains.  Nothing drastic, just a melancholy feeling that causes me to listen to one or two songs in a minor key several times in a row.  I’m pretty sure that’s normal.  Right? … Continue reading

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Umbrellas are stupid.


My oldest son asked for one item from Santa Claus this Christmas.  Just one.  He climbed up into Jolly Old Saint Nicks lap, looked him dead in the eye, and without a hint of irony said, “I want an umbrella.” … Continue reading

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