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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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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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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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Taking My Art On The Road

It’s hard to make a living as a writer, no matter how talented you are.  And if you’re a poet?  Forget about it.  Poetry doesn’t pay.  It may sound romantic to starve in a freezing attic in Paris, but the … 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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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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