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Book VI

Published February 7, 2017 in Jack Sprat - 0 Comments

Book VI

Sometimes it’s better to get the story out than to worry about chronology. This one jumps way ahead into the future.


Published July 5, 2016 in Jack Sprat - 0 Comments


Well intentioned, but still in trouble.

Just like Jack.

Question is, what was he up to sneaking out the back?

For Simplicity’s Sake

Published July 2, 2016 in Jack Sprat , Ruth - 0 Comments

For Simplicitys Sake3

In our family we only had one dog name.

At one time, our grandparents and us both had dogs named Homer.

It’s very efficient.

You only have to give one command.

And call one name.

The dogs don’t care.

As long as you feed them, love them and don’t make them wear the same outfits.


It was Ruth’s idea.

Why waste energy having to remember more than one dog name?

Keep it simple, stupid.


Published June 13, 2016 in Jack Sprat - 0 Comments


Sometimes just not repeating the sins of your fathers is the greatest gift of all.

Jack is taking inventory.

This one goes in the “wins” column.

Vice Grip

Published May 23, 2016 in Jack Sprat - 0 Comments

Vice Grip

Grandpa delighted in the soul crushing hand shake.

He took particular pleasure in it.

After a while, you knew it was coming, but you just went played along.

Smiled and held on as long as you could.

Felt the joints of your hand squeezed painfully together.

Forever creating disdain for men with dead fish handshakes.


Jack is Ruth’s son.

Grandpa is her father.

We start to see what Jack is up against.

And, no that’s not John Wayne Gacy.