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    Kickass and the name Forrest

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, indulges the keeper as he—the keeper, wallows in what he considers a great claim to immortality as Lindsey and Steve name their new son Forrest which is the keeper’s…

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    Kickass and the aging platoon

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, passes along the keeper’s definition of aging as marching in lock-step platoon formation through enemy territory with sniper bullets zinging down from the trees and the steeples.  The casualty…

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    Kickass and icy spots

    Kickass. the doorstop dog, agrees with the keeper that the Wisconsin winter’s attempt to personalize itself by designating a patch of ice for each and every citizen as their very own to slip…

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    Kickass and music from the kids

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, speaking for the keeper, says the greatest sound of music falls gently on the eager ears of grandparents, parents and other family members and friends now in this season…

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    Kickass and Ed Gein

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, defers to the keeper today as he-the keeper, recounts how he owes his first reporting job—at the Steven Point Daily Journal, to Ed Gein, the Plainfield ghoul who murdered…

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    Kickass and the bean harvest

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, joined the keeper in watching the harvester move across the dark bean field like a huge lighted dinosaur.  It patrolled back and forth in its voracious mechanical grazing until…

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    Kickass and the full moon

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, joined the keeper in watching the Beaver full moon set over Mazomanie, and noted that at its fullest—8;34 a.m. , it will be long gone, taking with it all…

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    Kickass remembers Korea

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, joins the keeper today on his annual patrol of the Korean no-man’s-land along the 38th parallel.  As usual, the two pals from Michigan are missing—permanently, due to a direct…

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    Kickass and the Armistice Day storm

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, follows the keeper’s example in mining his long and sometimes sordid past for entertainment and meaning, and today the target for both of them is the Armistice Day storm…

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    Kickass and the artists

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, was there in spirit only when Phyllis and the keeper attended an art show and opening reception at the Crossroads Coffeehouse in Cross Plains Friday where a piece of…

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