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2014, The Year Of – Me. Well, why not?

January 9, 2014
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I’ve been thinking about how the New Year should go. We all tend to think of that this time of year, don’t we? We all resolve to be healthier, thinner,…

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Santa After Christmas

January 1, 2014
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Santa After Christmas

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Santa Claus had a ritual, one he followed every year after he finished delivering gifts for all little boys and girls. It involved whiskey. His main elf assistant, Evergreen Iciclepears,…

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Changing Rhyme Schemes, or: The not so perfect Christmas poem

December 24, 2013
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   T ’was the week before Christmas, and I have to admit: I wasn’t feeling the spirit; not one little bit.   The stockings weren’t hung, I didn’t know where they…

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Christmas Around The World: They think we’re odd

December 20, 2013
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay! No, I didn’t position my fingers wrong on the keyboard. It doesn’t quite have the flow of “Merry Christmas”, but I’m told that’s the…

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Good people. They’re out there.

December 15, 2013
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I have Lateral Epicondylitis! The doctors say I might not make it, and that I should start making out my will and testament, maybe sooner rather than later. If only I hadn’t eaten that strange…

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Twerking Away Your Selfie Respect

December 12, 2013
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Would you like a selfie? How about a twerk? Your confusion could be understandable, especially if you’re not on the internet much. (Are there many people besides my grandmother who…

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Take my book … please.

December 10, 2013
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It’s suddenly occurred to me why working writers have to spend so much time promoting and selling these days:  It’s to balance things out. After all, most of us like the writing part — if…

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Bad Is Funny

December 4, 2013
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Okay, which of these is funny? The first: While picking up a pharmacy prescription I noticed soda on sale, and caffeine is my favorite over the counter drug. An employee…

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Secret Agent, Man

December 2, 2013
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Feeling that I’m not balancing enough crap in my life, I’ve sent a query and sample chapters of my YA humor/mystery novel to an agent. That makes six works I’ve got out making the rounds…

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It’s Funny What We’re Thankful For

November 27, 2013
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   “I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. So I took his shoes. What was he going to do, chase me down?”…

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