5 Things I Don’t Get

Posted Apr 25 2011

1) Why you always find reams of toilet paper lying on the floor in public restrooms. How much skill does it take to pull out just the amount you need? 2) Why, when blue jeans fade out, they always leave one dark spot. 3) Why that spot is always right at your crotch, so you […]

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Fiction Friday: Subplots, Part 1

Posted Apr 21 2011

Whoa! Fiction Friday!? Haven’t seen one of these in a while…. That’s because I’ve been living Fiction Friday, rather than writing about it. One of the things I’ve been struggling with is subplots. Guidelines for novels and screenplays recommend no more than three subplots. I have four, and at some point I’m going to have […]

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C-PAP–Part 2: The Answer

Posted Apr 17 2011

I hate throwing away food. I’ll do it, but it needs to be for a good reason, like being past its expiration date, or visible mold. And the container of asparagus soup in the freezer wasn’t bad. In fact, on the Saturday I made it, it was delicious. Just a little hard to digest. By […]

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CPAP, Part 1–The Challenge

Posted Apr 17 2011

A couple of months ago, Old Dog’s snoring reached a volume that left him three options:1) Get tested for a sleep disorder2) Sleep in a separate bedroom3) Risk being suffocated by a spouse driven over the edge by lack of sleep. The testing revealed sleep apnea, a condition under which a person will stop breathing […]

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Thought Food: John F. Kennedy

Posted Apr 15 2011

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

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Gaga for Gaga

Posted Apr 11 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I went to see Lady Gaga in concert. Those of you who have been away from this planet for the past few years can check her out here. My going to the concert was the subject of much discussion at work, where the argument fell into two camps: Camp A: […]

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The Yellow Kid

Posted Apr 4 2011

James O’Keefe, the conservative political activist who’s much-edited film was responsible for destroying Acorn, who, in the proud tradition of Watergate, was convicted of attempting to bug the office of Louisiana Sentaor Mary Landrieu, who tried to film himself seducing CNN correspondent Abbie Boudreau (and if the thought of catching a glimpse of that little […]

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Thought Food: Tom Stoppard

Posted Apr 1 2011

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

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