colinian

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  • Birthday 11/21/1989

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    Writing, cross country skiing, hiking, swimming, computers, listening to music, reading, being a salary man, my spouse Doug.

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  1. Swedish Pronoun: Hen

    Thanks for that, Addym. I like ‘hen’ because I‘d like English to have gender-neutral pronouns in addition to the many gender-specific pronouns which we have already. We have ‘they’ but that's a plural pronoun and whenever I'd try to use it as a singular pronoun (since there's nothing else lying around that can be used) I'd get shot down by my teachers in middle and high school and my instructors in college. Colin
  2. Kill the Indian — Save the Child ~ A Novella by Grant Bentley. This is Askuwheteau’s story. His life before being forced to attend Our Lady of Peace Indian Residential School. 8th Grade ~ Chapter 14 of a Novel by Cole Parker. Sometimes the kids don’t like a teacher. Sometimes a teacher doesn’t like the kids. That could be. . . awkward. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. A Halloween Surprise ~ This story is only incidentally a Halloween story. It’s much more, a story about why friendship is so important even when two friends haven’t seen each other for two years. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  3. Gull Island Light

    A very meaningful story. It's not often there's a story in AwesomeDude (or Codey's World) written about the Indians who lived in America before anyone else arrived — and still live here, but under very different circumstances. Colin
  4. Tipping Crows ~ A Short Story by Colin Kelly. One of Tom’s chores irritates him. It’s what crows that fly over his yard do. He gets a clever idea — he will find a way to keep the crows away. His mom thinks it’s a good idea. Doing it turns out to be complicated. 8th Grade ~ Chapter 13 of a Novel by Cole Parker. Sometimes the kids don’t like a teacher. Sometimes a teacher doesn’t like the kids. That could be. . . awkward. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. A Zombie Valentine ~ A Short Story by Gee Whillickers. It’s Halloween and Val has five problems. First, his nickname Val is short for Valentine. Second, Halloween sucks when you’re fifteen. Third, he’s going to a party stag. Fourth, he’s going to the party as a Zombie. Fifth, he sees another guy in the same Zombie costume. Can anything good come of this combination? Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  5. Updated 10/07 Another Summer in Georgia ~ Chapters 9 and 10 of a New Novel by Cole Parker. When these two get together, anything can happen, and usually does. 8th Grade ~ Chapter 11 of a Novel by Cole Parker. Sometimes the kids don’t like a teacher. Sometimes a teacher doesn’t like the kids. That could be. . . awkward. Now that Halloween is approaching, over the next four weeks we will feature a story appropriate for the holiday. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. Halloween Bash ~ A Short Story by Colin Kelly. Darryl is watching a water polo match. Jason sits next to him and says water polo is the best sport for scoping out the really hot guys. Now Darryl is... confused. Updated 10/07 The House ~ A Short Story by Cole Parker. Parents always tell their kids that Halloween isn’t a contest to see who will get the most candy. Their kids always ingore them. But sometimes that can cause problems. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  6. Another Summer in Georgia ~ Chapter 9 of a New Novel by Cole Parker. When these two get together, anything can happen, and usually does. 8th Grade ~ Chapter 12 of a Novel by Cole Parker. Sometimes the kids don’t like a teacher. Sometimes a teacher doesn’t like the kids. That could be. . . awkward. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. Now that Halloween is approaching, over the next four weeks we will feature a story appropriate for the holiday. Halloween Bash ~ A Short Story by Colin Kelly. Darryl is watching a water polo match. Jason sits next to him and says water polo is the best sport for scoping out the really hot guys. Now Darryl is… confused. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  7. Another Summer in Georgia ~ Chapters 7 and 8 of a New Novel by Cole Parker. When these two get together, anything can happen, and usually does. 8th Grade ~ Chapter 11 of a Novel by Cole Parker. Sometimes the kids don’t like a teacher. Sometimes a teacher doesn’t like the kids. That could be. . . awkward. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. From the Mind of a Child ~ A Novel by Grant Bentley. Thoughts on the beach, from two perspectives. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  8. Buffalo Wild Wing Disappointment

    James, as anyone who cooks up chickens in a Chinese restaurant will tell you, the beak isn't sharp enough or thin enough to pick your teeth. What you use are the feet. There are three toes per foot, and a claw on each toe. That's six per chicken. Lots of teeth picking with that bunch! And if you're wondering about the spur claw on each foot, those are cut off by the chicken processors. They just get in the way. Colin
  9. Coping with Irma!

    My aunt and cousin live in Alachua, Florida. It's about 20 miles north of Gainesville and/or 70 miles southwest of Jacksonville, sort of in the middle of the state east-to-west. They didn't have any flooding at their house, even though there was flooding in parts of Alachua. They didn't lose power, even though other parts of Alachua did. They were very lucky. Colin
  10. Welfare Info?

    Thanks for the recipe, James. We don't have any Maker's Mark, but we do have some Remy Martin brandy so I'll follow your recipe and use the brandy. I love bread pudding. Colin
  11. When the system fails a child

    I'd never heard of sepsis before reading this article. That a kid can die from a cut is really frightening and like Chris said, very sad! When I was in high school we always thought it was weird that no matter how small a cut or scrape we got in PE, we'd be sent to see the nurse. The only problem is the nurse could only give external medication. So if someone had a deep cut or a large scrape the nurse would call an ambulance and they'd be taken to the hospital. To us that always seemed stupid for two reasons: 1) "It's only a little cut!" but that didn't impress the nurse because it probably wasn't that little. 2) Kaiser Hospital was right across the street from my high school. Okay, across the street and a half a block north. Still, we could walk and be there faster than waiting for the ambulance to arrive at school. But, no way, we'd have to wait. After reading this article about what happened to this 12-year-old boy, I see why that was probably a good procedure for my high school to follow. Of course, in this boy's case the ER screwed up, too. Colin
  12. Another Summer in Georgia ~ Chapters 5 and 6 of a New Novel by Cole Parker. When these two get together, anything can happen, and usually does. 8th Grade ~ Chapter 10 of a Novel by Cole Parker. Sometimes the kids don’t like a teacher. Sometimes a teacher doesn’t like the kids. That could be. . . awkward. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. Bad Boy Gone Good ~ A Novel by Colin Kelly. When you‘re a teenager it‘s easy to be led astray. What‘s hard is getting out of a bad situation. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  13. Death Takes a Vacation ~ A Short Story by Colin Kelly. Everyone needs a vacation — even a Minion of Death. Another Summer in Georgia ~ Chapters 3 and 4 of a New Novel by Cole Parker. When these two get together, anything can happen, and usually does. 8th Grade ~ Chapter 9 of a Novel by Cole Parker. Sometimes the kids don’t like a teacher. Sometimes a teacher doesn’t like the kids. That could be. . . awkward. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. So That We Live Together as One ~ A Poem by Ayushi Mehrotra. A statement about religions and wars and a cry for peace. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  14. Coping with Irma!

    I thought is was amusing that so many of the flamingos were looking in the mirror! Colin
  15. Taking a Taxi

    Actually, I've been spending too much time reading personal email! Colin