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The Ultimate Comfort Food

Full Stomach, Fuller Heart (an occasional series) I really should write about “turkey with all the trimmings. After all, it’s the American Thanksgiving meal. And I do love it. But Thanksgiving means tons of preparation. And most of my food-associated … Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts (While Avoiding Weekend Chores)

An occasional frequent weekly series I have a theory. Bear with me, it’s kind of crazy, I know, but… What if conspiracy theories are actually just conspiracy theories? I’m back from the supermarket. This is always challenging for me. Not … Continue reading

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Surreal Redecorating Ideas for the COVID Era

We’ve spent a lot of time at home this year.  And somehow, in this surreal era, it seems appropriate that our home environments should suit our new reality–or lack thereof.  So here are some suitably surreal redecorating suggestions (most of … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: The Serious Business of Funny

It’s been said that the only difference between Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies is this: at the end of his tragedies, everyone dies, and at the end of his comedies, everyone gets married. A Midsummer Night’s Dream could have been a … Continue reading

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Life Is a Sandwich

It was soft below us and easy to chew Twill be soft above us when we get through But right now we’re trapped in the middle, and wham! We find ourselves suddenly stuck in the jam Still, the art of … Continue reading

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Lockdown, Part Two?

My state, like most of the world, is on the verge of producing a bad sequel, Lockdown, Part Two: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Into a Restaurant. For many, the last lockdown seemed to last forever … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Autumn. Hello, Fall.

Why does this season have two names? Dictionaries devote multiple paragraphs to the answer. I can do it in two pictures: AUTUMN FALL Any questions? Good. Now get back to raking! For years now, I’ve engaged in a fall ritual … Continue reading

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Democracy

“Efficient” Synonyms: Competent, Decisive, Organized Antonyms: See Democracy “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried.” ~Winston Churchill Democracy Can’t live with it Wouldn’t want to live without it

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Braving the Polls in 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (United Press Irrational) – According to a recent phone survey by the National Association for the Hearing Impaired, over 90% of those polled said that, in the current election, they would vote for: It was unclear whether … Continue reading

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A Traditional Halloween Blessing for Curmudgeons

Hey, don’t laugh, it happens: Honestly? We’re leaving the porch light off this year (does that make us curmudgeons?) and settling in for a Mandalorian binge. You? But on the plus side: Daylight Savings Time ends tonight, so we all … Continue reading

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