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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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Last Minute Gift Ideas To Keep You From Being Ebenezer Screwed Again This Year

Christmas is the season for celebrating old traditions.  Around this blog, that means dusting off posts of Christmas past, posts that are staler than re-gifted fruitcake.  Enjoy.  Christmas is only a couple of days away.  The cards are written, the … Continue reading

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Greater Love Hath No Man

  People can be endlessly fascinating.  They can also be endlessly irritating.   The secret to getting along with others, no matter where they fall on the fascinating/irritating spectrum at any given point in time, is to know when to speak … Continue reading

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The Walmart Christmas Extravaganza

Christmas time is here again.  Tis the season for celebrating cherished traditions.  Around this joint, that means dusting off blog posts of Christmases past; posts that are staler than re-gifted fruitcake.  Enjoy.  I wrote the following post soon after I … Continue reading

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Need a Ride? Better Goober

I’ve been traveling a lot in the last few months, going to big cities like Boston, San Francisco and Seattle.  One major difference between big city and small town life is how we get around.  Here, we use our feet … Continue reading

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Why Trump? To The Intelligentsia From The Flyover Zone

Why Trump?  This question seems to be a source of genuine bafflement for the ruling classes on both sides of the aisle, but especially for liberals.  Let me see if I can explain. I fell victim to one of those … Continue reading

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Thank You, Sweet Baby Jesus, For Making It Stop

It’s all over. Maybe you’re wailing and gnashing your teeth. Maybe you’re skipping and dancing in the streets. Maybe you’re making plans to move to Fiji. Maybe you’re shrugging your shoulders and saying “meh” because, at the end of the … Continue reading

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Your Customer Advocate Will Provide You With a Blindfold and a Cigarette

  Forget Clinton, forget Trump.  Who cares about our differences in race, creed or religion?  As ‘Muricans we are all united in a common cause at this crucial moment in history… our shared disgust with health insurance, the companies that … Continue reading

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It’s All Fun & Games Until the Check Arrives

I’ve often said that going out to eat is my favorite indoor, non-contact sport.  I might need to rephrase this.  Oftentimes a lovely meal with friends or family morphs into a no-holds-barred wrestling match as soon as the check arrives. … Continue reading

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Hands (Free) Across the Generation Gap

Technological advances have given us a staggering number of communication options.  That means my kids now have unlimited ways to ignore me. Our oldest daughter, Liz, spends a lot of time on the road for work and she has a … Continue reading

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