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the new test stand

The new test stand is set up and waiting for the appropriate downstream valves before becoming operational…”   by michael estabrook     Edward’s a sharp young engineer from a good school.  He’s been working here at The Company for about six months.  It’s his first real job out of…

my direct genealogical lineage

I’m on a mission, you see, to re-establish our rightful place in the annals of American history, in the founding and building of this great nation…”   by michael estabrook   Like most people, I’m curious to know who I am and where I’ve come from. Why am I here…

it’s hard to sleep in sweden

She figures if she talks non-stop for a minute or two I’ll forget that she doesn’t miss me, that I’ll overlook the fact that she can’t even for once fake it….”   by michael estabrook   You’d think the jetlag, and sitting all day long in a dark meeting room,…

new mexico

I can tell that because I see the outline of her bra-cup holding-up a rather hefty although not, at least from this vantage point, unattractive breast…”   by michael estabrook   Bent over at the Chiropractor’s my first visit ever suddenly I’m feeling so old Dr. Joe they call him…

thursday’s child

‘I’m Thursday’s Child,’ she had said to me in her very first message. OK, Thursday’s Child, what does that mean? I had never heard it before, but must be something obvious, something modern that I’m missing….”   by michael estabrook   The first boyfriend/girlfriend relationship is one of those unique…

this poetry business

Write a correct and proper cover letter careful to include your contact information and be courteous and succinct, have patience, we’ll get back to you in 3 months or 6 months or a year or maybe never….”   by michael estabrook   Even though there is no money in it,…

46 years later

She’s so beautiful honestly. Not just me, her obsessed husband speaking, she was (and still is) truly beautiful, a bona fide beauty queen and all that, and smart too, a mathematics major, and personable and popular…”   by michael estabrook   I’m with her (my wife) and her best friend…

hubris was julius caesar’s achilles heel too.

Reporting to him is sort of like being one of Stalin’s generals or on Mussolini’s staff. He has a tendency to be too bossy and to have all the answers all the time. He really doesn’t care what you think about anything, anytime, anywhere or what you have to say…

dr. joe from new mexico

Next, after sitting up gingerly, feeling a little light-headed, wondering if I’m still in one piece, it’s off to this medieval torture chamber, wall-to-wall racks and tables and ladder-like contraptions and rolling-pin machines. I lie face-down on a hard bench for my cryotherapy…”   by michael estabrook   I’m sitting…