Category Archives: General Ramblings

Deep thoughts on the human condition.

Yet Another Milestone I’d Rather Avoid

  According to the saying, “A diamond is forever.”  That’s why engagement rings have diamonds – they symbolize permanence.  But I know a rock that makes a diamond look as fleeting as a Popsicle on a summer sidewalk, and that’s … Continue reading

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America Needs More Taxes

I dusted off this once Freshly Pressed post and gussied it up a bit in honor of America’s fast-approaching day of financial angst. Pass these fabulous ideas along to any elected officials you know, OK? What’s wrong with America is … Continue reading

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How Your Attitude Towards Socks Acts As A Rorschach Test Of Emotional Functionality. Yup. Yuppers.

There are 2 kinds of people in the world:  those to whom life is an adventure to be seized and savored, and those who hold on to orphaned socks. I keep mine in a laundry bag under my bed. My … Continue reading

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The Astonishingly Amazing Work-For-It Diet

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to lose weight.  Imagine that.    That’s why I found myself wrestling with half a grapefruit at lunch today.  Taming that grapefruit took a lot more effort than it ever did to wolf down … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Just Another Word For, “What The Hell – I Already Look Like A Doofus”

  I love to hike.  Scrambling up hill, down dale, fording streams and generally giving Mother Nature a run for her money, I like to think I’m as nimble as a young mountain goat.  Turns out I’m not. In the … Continue reading

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Make Valentine’s Day Special With A Gift From The Vascular Organ

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  If you’re smart, gentlemen, you’re already wracking your brains for gift ideas that will show that special someone how truly special she is. Candy?  Ho-hum.  Flowers? Pu-leeze Take a tip from artistic-types who … Continue reading

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To Punxsutawney Phil; A Reasoned Rebuttal

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On The Off Chance You Notice That I Unfriended You

Dear Friend, Maybe I should have addressed this “Dear Ex-Friend.”   After all, I just unfriended you on Facebook, and many would consider that the very definition of an ex-friend.  But I don’t consider you any less my friend.  I did … Continue reading

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I Will Always Be Fat

I was born fat.  I have been fat, chubby, overweight or on my way to or from one of those adjectives my entire life.  It’s time to stop kidding myself that I will ever be anything else. Some are yo-yo … Continue reading

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My Retroactive 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

Right about now, a lot of you are thinking of ways to improve yourself in the coming year; in other words, you’re making your 2017 New Year’s resolutions.  Bad idea.  Nobody keeps those for more than a week – two … Continue reading

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