Tag Archives: Gargoyles

A Gargoyle’s Pandemic View

I was sitting in the living room of The House on the Hill, listening to the sound of the furnace kicking on because that’s what passes for excitement these days, when I suddenly had an idea, Modern Philosophers. It had … Continue reading

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The Apple Pie Conundrum

I was sitting on the front porch, reading a good book, and enjoying the silence before the drunks with explosives ruined the holiday and drove me down into the safety of my soundproof basement bunker. “Happy Independence Day, Austin!” The … Continue reading

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Holy $%^&, It’s @#$%^&* Raining!!!

You know it’s raining hard, Modern Philosophers, when your loyal Gargoyle has abandoned his usual perch on the roof for the safety of the covered front porch. “I thought you didn’t mind the rain,” I mentioned, totally free of judgment, … Continue reading

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Not One For The Time Capsule

“It was that bad of a day?” Gary asked from his perch at the front of The House on the Hill’s roof. My Gargoyle was extremely perceptive, but I was curious to know what gave away my mood, considering all … Continue reading

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A Vampire, Gargoyle, Philosopher Kinda Sunset

“Thanks for inviting me up here to hang,” Ana said as she clutched her tattered paperback in one hand and smoothed out her blanket with the other.  “I always thought the roof was a No Girls Allowed kind of situation.” … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Shoveling…

I had resigned myself to another lonely Sunday of shoveling snow from the driveway of The House on the Hill, when Gary the Gargoyle flew down from his perch to join me. “There’s nothing sadder than a guy shoveling snow … Continue reading

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How To Eat Girl Scout Cookies (Gargoyle Not Included)

I’ve given it a lot of Deep Thought, Modern Philosophers, and I’ve determined that the best way to eat Girl Scout Cookies is up on the roof, with your Gargoyle, as you unwind from another day in the trenches. I … Continue reading

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Your Insurance Will Cover A Witch Doctor, But Not Witchcraft

I’m a big baby when I’m sick, Modern Philosophers. I think that The Girl Who Went Off To Be A Doctor probably knew that she was meant to be in the medical field after having to take care of this … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To The Grinch

Dear Mr. Grinch, You’re a mean one. As is tradition, I awakened on Christmas Morning filled with the Christmas Spirit, and rushed downstairs to see what Santa Claus had left for me. For the second year in a row, however, … Continue reading

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Gargoyles Love Santa Claus, Too

‘Twas the night before Christmas, And at The House on the Hill, A Gargoyle was pacing, Expecting a thrill… It’s been a quiet Christmas Eve at The House on the Hill, Modern Philosophers.  The kitties were napping, all snug in … Continue reading

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