Old Joke #12

Posted Mar 31 2009 in

Why did the chicken cross the road? To show the opossum it could be done.

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An Elementary Retrospective – First Grade

Posted Mar 30 2009 in

First Grade Teacher: Mrs. Floyd. I can still remember going home for lunch the first day, over the top excited because I’d learned to read the word “Oh.” And getting kept after school that afternoon for talking. Mrs. Floyd was also big on punctuality. I always got to school on time, Mom saw to that, […]

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A Couple of Answers

Posted Mar 29 2009

Over the past few days, people have posed a couple of questions in the comments, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to answer them. 1) No, I didn’t throw up after the race. And if I can manage to get my shin splints under control, I’ll probably run some more this summer. BTW […]

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An Elementary Retrospective – Kindergarten

Posted Mar 27 2009 in

F! E! S! Let’s go! This was the cheer for Franklin Elementary, the school I attended from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. When I first started going there, our mascot was a bulldog. Then, for some reason – because another school had first dibbs maybe? – we got a new mascot. The collie. If this doesn’t […]

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My Inner Jock

Posted Mar 25 2009

On Saturday, I participated in a 5K Walk/Run, sponsored by Digestive Care Specialists in Dayton, OH. The proceeds from the entry fees went to Reach Out, the free clinic where I work, and to Good Neighbor House, another free clinic in the area that offers dental services. I started out at the back of the […]

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Old Joke #11

Posted Mar 24 2009 in

A rabbi, a minister and a priest walk into a bar, and the bartender says, “What is this, a joke?”

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Come On a’ My House

Posted Mar 23 2009

Our downstairs bath is a multi-purpose room. In addition to the normal fixtures one associates with a bathroom, it also hosts our washer and dryer. And, it’s an indoor swimming facility. The previous owner installed a hot tub. Before you go all emerald with envy, let me describe this thing. Molded from greenish-yellowish-grayish fiberglass, and […]

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A Couple of Books

Posted Mar 22 2009

Last February, at a conference on IT Support, I heard about a book called A Whole New Mind, by Daniel H. Pink. In it, he postulates that, although the American economy has been dominated by left-brained thinkers for the past century, in the future right brain skills will become more valuable. His reasons for thinking […]

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The Zygomatic Smile

Posted Mar 20 2009 in

As a number of you figured out, the trick to differentiating a real smile from a fake one is the eyes. That’s because there are two different muscle groups that create smiles. Both true and forced smiles use the zygomaticus major muscles – the ones that control the lifting of the corners of the lips. […]

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Spot the Fake Smile

Posted Mar 18 2009 in

Today, I propose that we play a game. Let’s see how good you are at knowing a fake smile from a real one. Go to this link and take the test. Then post your results in the comments, along with anything you want to share about how you decided which smiles were real and which […]

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