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Invasion Of The iPhone Snatchers

My husband has become one of Them.  They’re taking over. I keep trying to tell people, but they won’t listen. “You’re paranoid.” they say. “That’s crazy talk.” they say. Oh sure, it seemed innocent enough at first.  The iPod was … Continue reading

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Let Your Fingers Do The Talking: Universal Sign Language For Drivers

The problem with Driver’s Ed is that students only learn useless information like the proper distance to maintain when following a car towing a house trailer up an incline of more than 30 degrees during an ice storm (2 miles.) … Continue reading

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Facebook Ruined My Life, Now They Must Pay

Should a ginormous corporation be allowed to humiliate a child and profit from her pain? Could $167,000,000 in compensation even begin to make up for her suffering? We can only hope so. I give you, Exhibit A What’s the first … Continue reading

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Song Lyrics I Got Horribly Wrong #387

Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road …back to the howling old owl in the woods, humpin’ the horny back toad.   Have you ever discovered you were totally messing up a song’s lyrics?

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How To Earn The Title: World’s Worst Mother-In-Law

About 25 years ago my mother-in-law, Virginia, and sister-in-law, Jane, asked me to go with them to a taping of a talk show then popular in Chicago, the Jenny Jones Show.   We were put in a holding room where the … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A Serial Tweaker

I’m convinced that the secret to good writing is effective rewriting. I’m also convinced that I take it too far. How I envy the easy, breezy, off-the-cuff writer. That’s not me.  I’m a serial “tweaker.” No, I don’t mean “twerker” … Continue reading

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Caution: Funky Stuff Going On Here

Hide the children.   The following is not suitable for younger and more sensitive readers, by which I mean those under 50. My body is doing some funky stuff. I suspect aging may be involved. 1) Stuff is migrating. Formerly vital … Continue reading

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