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Grilled Ham and Dill Havarti Sandwiches and the Discovery of America

April 24, 2014
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Grilled Ham and Dill Havarti Sandwiches and the Discovery of America

Fusion Entree GRILLED HAM AND DILL HAVARTI  SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons butter 8 slices of your favorite bread 1 pound slice deli ham 6 ounces dill Havarti cheese PREPARATION Cut butter into 4 equal pieces…

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Inventors, We Salute You!

April 24, 2014
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Inventors, We Salute You!

Every great invention starts with a thought. It’s a moment when the proverbial light bulb goes off and a truly great idea emerges. Sure, we’ve all heard the stories about how Alexander Graham Bell invented…

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A Dog’s Life – What a Lie

Mojo

  There is no bigger lie than the phrase, “Working like a dog.” Mojo naps on her plush doggie bed, snorting dreamy sighs before her evening walk. Collapsing on the couch, my husband and I…

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Two Obnoxious Old Guys In A Bar

April 24, 2014
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Two Obnoxious Old Guys In A Bar

The other week, I was eating a late dinner by myself at an out of town Outback. Since I was by myself, I chose to eat at the bar. Much to my dismay, there were…

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Actors Don’t Get Paid Enough For This

April 24, 2014
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Actors Don’t Get Paid Enough For This

Actors don’t get paid enough. They feed us an amazing amount of entertainment and then you all go and illegally download their movies without paying them for their work. This is not cool. Just take…

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The Weather Changes. Again.

April 23, 2014
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The Weather Changes. Again.

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   “Tragedy in Churubusco when three residents went on a walk to show off their spring clothes during the warm up this morning, and were later found frozen to death. Their…

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How They Name Their Products

April 23, 2014
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How They Name Their Products

Anytime a corporation is trying to sell you something there are two forces at work. There’s the carefully managed perception they want you to believe: And then there’s reality: No, put down the phone, these…

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The taming of the garage

April 23, 2014
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The taming of the garage

About every two weeks, my husband and I engage in the black hole of house projects; we clean the garage. Again. Once we get it spotless, it seems overnight it gets overrun with pizza boxes,…

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Thomas the Insightful Tank Engine

April 23, 2014
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Thomas the Insightful Tank Engine

Many ask the Bill Y how he knows so much about the financial acumen of the ladies of the night and it’s a valid question, if ever there was one. A question like this demands…

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Sister Adolfa’s Revenge

April 22, 2014
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Sister Adolfa’s Revenge

A 1950s-60s Catholic school upbringing is like Superglue. It really sticks. (Sister Adolfa, wherever you are, please notice my clever use of simile. … Yes, Str, I know the difference between a simile and a…

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The Birdies and the Bees and the Larrazabal

April 22, 2014
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The Birdies and the Bees and the Larrazabal

THE BIRDIES AND THE BEES AND THE LARRAZABAL  Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal has something to tell you: “Golf is not a sport for wimps!” Pablo tells us this after being stung twenty times Friday by…

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Writer’s Block and Other Occupational Hazards

April 22, 2014
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Writer’s Block and Other Occupational Hazards

This writing life has presented some pesky problems for a horse. Daily keyboard tasks have knocked the stuffing out of my leisure pursuits. All those memorable hours once filled with gin rummy tournaments have been…

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DEVIL JUICE

April 22, 2014
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My husband is an avid beer drinker, but once he switches over to the dark side of wine, he becomes a different person.  Just like a woman with raging hormones in the throes of menopause,…

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Troubles, Oh So Taxing

April 22, 2014
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Troubles, Oh So Taxing

Imagine my surprise when I saw myself in this ad. I really thought this was behind me. I got bagged running out of a store with hundreds of Twinkies stuffed down my shirt. Which was…

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The Book of Jobs

April 22, 2014
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The Book of Jobs

Chapter 1 1 And lo, on the Monday, Ceo, begat by The Corporation, was hired.  2 He walked among his followers and preached of profit and synergy. 3 And on the 7th day of Ceo’s…

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What lies beneath

April 22, 2014
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What lies beneath

Recently I got the rare honor of spending the day with my adorable little baby niece. When my mother called and asked me if I could watch her, I thought, well hell yes. She’s cute,…

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Kareem Always Rises To The Top

April 22, 2014
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Kareem Always Rises To The Top

When you’re into what you’re doing to such an extent that nothing else matters, life can take you to some strange places. Back in the day, I played in a band called “Kareem Always Rises…

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Unicorn Bites 4/21/14

April 21, 2014
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Unicorn Bites 4/21/14

It’s weird how when a woman says, “It’s up to you, honey,” it sounds exactly like “Read my mind or die, motherfucker.” — Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) April 21, 2014 The worst places of no return:…

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A Glimpse Of What’s Ahead

April 21, 2014
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A Glimpse Of What’s Ahead

National elections are closing in. So it’s time for politicians to try to connect by relating all the struggles they’ve overcome. So here’s what I’d love to see. I’d give anything to have a candidate…

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Hate Crime Victim Relieved to Know Life-Threatening Attack Was Not Personal

April 21, 2014
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Hate Crime Victim Relieved to Know Life-Threatening Attack Was Not Personal

Pat Anderson regained consciousness today after being moved from the ICU as a result of an upgraded medical condition. The patient was assaulted from behind by a group of three masked men while walking the…

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WalMart math

April 21, 2014
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WalMart math

I’d rather eat my own spleen than make a trip to WalMart. Like most of my fellow Americans, I dislike it so much because of the weirdos there (present company excluded) and the fact that…

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