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About vanyieck

There is nothing about me that is more interesting than you. I am a man. I have a wife and family. I have a career. I have two dogs. I

The Wisdom of Making Your Bed

When Katie married Clayton, one of the first things she learned about him was his habit of making the bed. It was the very first thing he did after he woke in the morning. On days when he was up … Continue reading

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Imaginary Friends

“Have you ever stopped to think the best days of your life are behind you?” asked Alex. He was staring deeply into his coffee. “Not until now,” said Roger. “Are you trying to be a wet blanket? Wow,” added Eddie. … Continue reading

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Extra Crispy

Bert was getting a ride in Oliver’s new super duty Ford pick up truck when they came upon a red light. They were second in line behind a tiny Toyota. The headlights of the jacked up Ford nearly reached the … Continue reading

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What Do You Love About Me?

The unexpected downpour in July sucked the joy from Alicia’s summer. “Not again.” Ben came up and slipped his arm around her waist. “It certainly makes everything look greener.” Alicia thought how misery loves company only if it’s just as … Continue reading

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Slip of the Tongue

Tamara tossed a bill across the table in frustration. “I can’t stand this. Why is it so hard to make ends meet?” Lance shuffled to the table, eating an apple and rolling his eyes. “We gotta cut costs,” said Tamara. … Continue reading

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Good Intentions

Neil was genuinely annoyed that he was forced to go to the park on a sunny Saturday afternoon. He’d rather be sitting on his couch at home, binge watching Netflix. “Wow, you made it,” said Amy. “This better be worth … Continue reading

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Every Day Carry

Fred was hard at work when he was disrupted by the sound of tinkling metal followed by someone yell, “Ah crap!” He looked over the half wall of his cubicle to investigate. Brandy and Mitch were on their hands and … Continue reading

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