Category Archives: Quips and Quotes

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Free As A Bird

Originally posted on PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture:
In the 1990s I kept reading about the Beatles Anthology coming out and the three surviving Beatles getting back together to release old never heard before music as well as…

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Fat Tuesday

The downside of official holy days is that the days before them tend to become unholy days. Hence, for some, the vows of faithfulness spoken at a marriage ceremony are preceded by a bachelor party in which the devoted-spouse-to-be gets … Continue reading

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You Are My Allegory

Today is my wife’s birthday. It’s no great wonder we should think in metaphors Our lives are but a parallel to something more Still, lacking that more perfect world we’ll call this Life And mend each other’s broken wings and … Continue reading

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I Hate to Brag

I hate to brag, but I’m on a first-name basis with the world’s best-selling author. I could introduce you to Him, if you like.

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Hurray for Today!

Some weird and wonderful things have happened on March 2nd. “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Are You a Vulcan or a Klingon?

“Words, words, words.” ~Hamlet Whether you are a prosaic get-to-the-point communicator or a wild and wooly wordsmith, you’ll be a better writer if you tap both sides of your brain: The accurate, logical, pragmatic Latinate side, and the The intuitive, … Continue reading

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Politics

Given the current rather bizarre state of politics in my country (“current” meaning any day of any year), it seems like a good time for this: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, … Continue reading

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