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Epic Bloggah Meet-up Sends Maine Spinning Off Into The Atlantic

Yeah.  No, really.  This happened.  And it was every bit as magical as you can imagine, times 5 bazillion. My niece, Kelly, recently moved to Maine.    My daughter, Liz, and I made plans to fly out and visit her and … Continue reading

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Sir Laughs-a-Lot And the WordPress Humor Round-table

I was thrilled when Michelle W., WordPress editor and semi-colon expert extraordinaire, asked me to join a round-table with other humorists.  I thought I’d use Sir Laughs-a-lot for my knightly title.  And, of course, I assumed we would get chain … Continue reading

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Thoughts On 500

S & P 500: This stands for the Standard & Poor’s 500, which is an index based on the common stock of 500 large, American companies listed on the NYSE.   I check this index often because I dabble in the stock … Continue reading

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Vote In The Ho-Ho Holiday Caption Contest

I asked and you delivered.  Time to vote for your favorite in my first, annual Ho-Ho Holiday Caption Contest.   Or my one-and-only contest ever, depending on future levels of motivation. It was hard to pick just a handful but, after … Continue reading

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Ask Miss Peg-o-Leg

Have you ever started an advice column without remembering a thing about it? Apparently I did.  That’s the only way to explain all the requests for advice I’ve gotten lately; requests which, I might add, somehow landed in my spam … Continue reading

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And Then There Were More

It has been 5 years almost to the day since I started a blog.   Given how ephemeral these electronic flashes of word and image can be, that makes me an elder statesman.  Practically a blogging Methuselah. My first post was … 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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