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When Did Buying Crap Become A Hobby?

Most of us work to support our habits and save passion for the things we choose to do in our off-hours.  We pursue hobbies like… Collecting stamps, coins, or art Reading or writing Hiking or swimming Sewing or gardening Playing … 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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The World Covers Its Ass With Yoga Pants

Women once had a dizzying array of clothing options. There were outfits for day and evening, business and sports, formal and casual. Those days are gone. Now all you need are a couple pairs of yoga pants and you’ve got … Continue reading

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Show The Girl A Good Time

I haven’t had a date since the Carter administration, so excuse me if I sound like an old fuddy-duddy when I say: we used to set the bar a bit higher. My friend Bridget flew into Chicago a couple of … Continue reading

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Walmart: A Holiday Pageant

Christmas time is here again.  Tis 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.  I wrote this post soon after I started this … Continue reading

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Ho-Ho Holiday Caption Contest

Christmas time is here again.   Time to put up the tree, drink eggnog, sing along with Der Bingle….and enter my Ho-Ho Holiday Caption Contest. +++Spoiler alert for family members and anyone else on my gift-giving list.+++ One of my sacred … Continue reading

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Doing The Pantry Can-Can

I spent most of Saturday cleaning the kitchen pantry. Take a moment to let that statement sink in. Now you may commence with the “atta-Pegs,” because I deserve every one. This strange urge to clean may have something to do … Continue reading

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