Tag Archives: Fred Prout

Rabinowitz’s Pork Roll

By Fred Prout I like beer. Actually, I love beer. I especially love the taste of beer. Bock, Porter, Stout. The thick, dark, stand up a spoon in it, beer. Or, a really hoppy ale. Taste is everything. I know … Continue reading

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A Slippery Slope?

By Fred Prout Well, it finally happened this morning. Despite fighting tooth and nail to prevent it for many years, and with every fiber of my being, it happened. Now bear in mind that every terrible event in our lives … Continue reading

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Brain Fa*ts

First of all, my apologies. I know this is not my best work. Last month I had another mini stroke.

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Ratcheds Redux

by Fred Prout Now that the weather is getting a bit toasty inland, tourists are visiting en masse. Rental houses and motels are chock full of visitors. Local merchants are opening extra hours to accommodate them. Great to see. Now … Continue reading

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Ratcheds By The Sea

by Fred Prout The first town meeting of the new year was a doozy. As soon as Mayor, and town doc, Ben Dover opened the meeting, police chief, Patrick Muldoon and officer Gunther Toody reported on a disturbance at The … Continue reading

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What Goes Around

By Fred Prout Some memories stay with you forever. Some fade away, half forgotten, until something pokes them with a stick to waken them. Like a dormant hornet’s nest. Ready to start buzzing and attacking your brain. Insisting on getting … Continue reading

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Guest Writer In The Sty

Or, Perfect Pen Pals. Or, The Promised Pigs. Interpreted by Fred Prout  I am Paulina Porkiskova. I am a pig. Sometimes people use that word in a negative way. I am a proud pig. Since I can’t use a pencil, … Continue reading

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February 9, 2021 Anniversary Post

Just over a year ago, a good friend asked if I would write a story for the TV Log. I declined because, as I told her, I am not a writer. I don’t have the discipline or background to be … Continue reading

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Road Maps and Side View Mirrors

Remember road maps? Those giant pieces of paper that re-folded so neatly? They showed the roads ahead leading from hither to yon.You could stop in any gas station and pick one up for the state you were in. All while … Continue reading

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A Fantasy

Use your imagination. Midnight. Full Moon. The barnyards for miles around are slowly emptying. The word has been passed for weeks. Tonight is the much awaited performance of the annual barnyard ballet. This year, Paulina Porkiskova will be the Prima … Continue reading

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Twenty Four Carrot Christmas

One of our best RV experiences was volunteering in a membership park in Lake Havasu Arizona. We got to run parties, help with entertainment, and do a lot of really fun stuff. Our involvement with this has resulted in many … Continue reading

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Free Tax Advice

To put things in context, the following took place shortly before my recent re-connection surgery. For those of you who are interested, it went well and things are working out ok . And often. And after six months, I can … Continue reading

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A Ticket To Ride II

by Fred Prout The train slows and stops. I get off, along with a few other passengers. The ones with which I have had the strongest connections. A smaller train sits waiting to take us in a different direction. We … Continue reading

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A Ticket to Ride

by Fred Prout You find yourself riding on a train. No ticket in hand. But that’s okay, because no one asks where you are going. Which is a good thing. Because you are not sure yourself. Periodically the train pulls … Continue reading

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The Perfect Stick

by Fred Prout For some of you, this may be another in a long line of dog/ cat/ bunny/ parakeet etc. stories. For many of you, it may be an allegory. Please let me know if it works. For those … Continue reading

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“A Hard, Hard Rain”

by Fred Prout Bob Dylan was a prolific songwriter. He was a major influence on the folk music scene. And maybe on some of our lives. The fact that he really couldn’t sing does not diminish his work. If you … Continue reading

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The Ugly Orange Mug

by Fred Prout I hope everyone involved in this story is reading it. Well, actually, I hope everyone is reading it. I am looking at what is, arguably, the ugliest mug around. No, I’m not looking in the mirror. I’m … Continue reading

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Just a Minute

A famous philosopher, L. Peter Berra, once said, ” When you get to a fork in the road, take it. ” Rita and I followed that dictum for most of our lives together. Invariably, we chose well. Each fork leads … Continue reading

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Cheerios, Ice Cream, and Hershey Bars

Or a thoughtful lesson in economics. Now, before I get too deep in this arcane subject, a brief glimpse into my qualifications. I do not possess a P.H.D in economics. Nor a M.S . My main qualification is B.S. Lots … Continue reading

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Two Years Later

by Fred Prout September 26th will mark the two year anniversary of our physical move from Timber Valley. I say physical move because mentally, emotionally, and spiritually we never left. We moved because…

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