Writings by Cole Huffman


Everything We Own

The best tale in Finn Murphy’s The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road is of moving “Mr. Big” into a 25-million-dollar mansion in Aspen, Colorado. Eight bedrooms. Eleven bathrooms. Olympic-size pool in the basement. Mr. Big wouldn’t let the movers use any of the bathrooms. This despite the fact that executive VIP movers bring cleaning supplies to leave a place spotless behind them. But Mr. Big insisted they use a portapotty across the street where... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jun 18
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Forever's As Far As I'll Go

People say if you know something well you know it like the back of your hand. It seems I do not know the back of my hand that well after all. I wouldn’t be able to draw precisely from memory the vein pattern. I can’t say how many hair follicles are there. I do know my gold wedding band has worn a smooth circle around the base of my left-hand ring finger. I’ve loved being married to my college girlfriend from Florence. Our silver anniversary is May 22. The words that... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Apr 25
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Adaptive Honesty: The Art of Teachability

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom” —Proverbs 11:2 Being married to an artist means I usually never pick up a paintbrush for anything around our house. I did once, memorably.  We were converting a room from an office to a nursery. Since Lynn was pregnant at the time and didn’t need to breathe in paint fumes, I took the job. She pointed out that the walls would need two coats of paint. I wanted to knock... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Mar 20
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