Category Archives: Random

The IFH Mailbox

So, it’s Wednesday and you’re wondering, “Did Doug write an article this week? I didn’t get my email blast.” The answer is simple, I have some articles in the works but nothing that is ready to press yet. So I … Continue reading

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Waxing Nostalgic

“Mom, I’m going outside to play,” I would often say when I was a child. And as soon as I stepped outside our front door, the world was my playground. I could ride my bike to the center of town … Continue reading

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Helicopter

Back in June, I had one of the best dreams ever. I dreamt that I owned a helicopter. I was no longer a victim of traffic because I could fly above it. I didn’t have to look for the shortest … Continue reading

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Easter Tacos

I started humming the tune about ten days ago. By last Wednesday night, I was belting out the chorus sporadically. And by Thursday morning, I was singing the song with such gusto that my wife and kids had had enough … Continue reading

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The “Blue Lights Theory”

I awoke to the blue hue of the television screen flickering in the darkened room. My neck was stiff from falling asleep on the sofa while watching the game and my eyes were sore as I tried to adjust to … Continue reading

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“Hello”

“Hello” is the most powerful word in the English language. It has a million different meanings and it has a hundred million different outcomes. But regardless of meaning or intent, it takes courage to step forward, introduce yourself to someone … Continue reading

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What If?

“There’s not a day goes by I don’t feel regret. Not because I’m in here, or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I … Continue reading

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Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of Friday the Thirteenth. I am superstitious but I widely believe that Friday the Thirteenth is an invention of the movie industry. It does not exist. Therefore, I don’t believe that Friday the Thirteenth is a … Continue reading

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Four Photographs

There is a place in my house where I cannot sit. I cannot read there. I cannot think there. I cannot focus there. All I can do is laugh there. The last time I sat there I laughed so hard … Continue reading

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The Pizza Run

As I was driving along I-95 last month, I saw a clean-up crew dressed in orange jump suits working off their community service by collecting trash along the highway. As I drove past the gaggle of orange jumpsuits, I locked … Continue reading

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