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Masters of Sarcasm

If colleges offered degrees in Sarcasmology, a huge percentage of students would change their major. Others learn through on-the-job training from snarky parents, bosses, and especially friends. Still, with or without the diploma to prove it, here are some graduate-level … Continue reading

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Capturing the Unexpected

Once, when I was a kid, I tossed a quarter, watched it land perfectly balanced on its edge, and then stay that way! My friends were convinced I’d somehow stuck it there when they weren’t looking. If only I’d had … Continue reading

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Cleverest Ads Ever

No matter how we try to avoid them, to paraphrase Jeff Goldblum’s characer in Jurassic Park, “ads will find a way.” So the least they can do is show us a little respect, make us laugh or think, or both, for … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Brother Cat

Image by Tony Hurst My Real Memoir Once our mighty warrior cat Mr. B had passed away, Ginchy became the unchallenged CIO (cat-in-charge). He was incontestably the cleverest feline who ever lived. Not that he was all brain and no … Continue reading

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Fitting In!

I’m a big fan of street art. Some pieces make a statement by whimsically, sarcastically, or ironically adapting themselves to improvised spaces. Which, come to think of it, is how we’ve had to live our lives these past two years, so … Continue reading

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Clever Critters

Just for fun, and because, well, animals. Have a great weekend! Click on any image to enlarge it, to read caption, or to begin slide show.

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The Year I Became “The Clever Kid”

My Real Memoir I’d officially moved to the Big Kid’s Side of the campus. La Pluma School had an invisible barrier, a Ye-Shall-Not-Pass line separating K-through-2nd (the Little Kids Side) and 3rd-through-6th (the Big Kids Side). When we were second-graders, … Continue reading

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Playful, Whimsical Homes

Work is where we, well, work. But our homes are where we play. So why not let our homes play with us? These houses, furnishing and decorations do something rare and valuable: They make us smile! Click on any image … Continue reading

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Yesterday I Was Foolish

Thought for the Week No one can remain young–although some manage to approximate it by remaining foolish. Sadly, our world encourages the behavior. And always has. The phrase “live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse” derives from a … Continue reading

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Cleverest Ads Ever

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with advertising. Back in the 80s, I was surprised to learn that the makers of Charmin toilet paper actually knew their “Please don’t squeeze the Charmin” commercials were annoying. “It doesn’t matter,” they replied, … Continue reading

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