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TATTLE TALES: A Passage from the Prince’s Diary

July 20, 2017
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Dearest Royal Diary: I feel I’m at the end of my journey. There are only several fair damsels left to grace with my presence. It’s been the most arduous task I’ve ever performed. I’ve never…

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Break Time in the Army Corps of Engineers Mascot Lounge

July 20, 2017
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The Army Corps of Engineers spent $92,000 in federal stimulus money on costumes for mascots such as Bobber the Water Safety Dog.                                                      Money Well Spent? by Michael Grabell Bobber in his new duds.  …

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That coyote sure is wiley…

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Jobs II

July 19, 2017
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Again, I extend my apologies to Raymond Carver and Gordon Lish for stealing eight out of nine words from the title of that famous short story. It started out as a story called “Beginners” by…

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Five word for listicles lovers. Or haters.

July 19, 2017
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What’s with all the listicles lately!?  You’ve seen them: “Ten things to look for in choosing a toilet brush.”    “Thirteen reasons to avoid walking under ladders.”    “Nine ways to help your cat overcome…

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Road Hard, Put Away Wet

July 19, 2017
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Virtually every little boy and girl (and, in the spirit of inclusiveness, every gender-fluid child) in our country dreams of growing up and becoming President one day. I have a message for the youngsters of…

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On Deadline in the Robotic Newsroom

July 19, 2017
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Google is funding a robot journalism project that will use artificial intelligence to write local news stories. London Evening Standard “My IBM desk-top has a lead on next week’s school lunch menu.”   We were…

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I’m not a nut doctorologist but you should probably have “that” looked at…

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Catching Up With Schopenhauer’s Poodle

July 18, 2017
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We were once dogs and we slink back to our primal dogdom.  At least that is true of Schopenhauer, who recognized himself in his poodle; and his principal work, The World as Will and Idea,…

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Everything I’ve Ever Learned About Oil Rig Piston Corers and Drill Strings I Learned from My Dry Cleaner

July 18, 2017
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Did you know that on a deep-water oil rig, the crew cements casings between drillings and that when the rock cuttings reveal the oil sand from the reservoir rock, they then remove the drilling apparatus…

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This one goes out to the people who think they’re too important to be nice to people…

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The Man – Trumpian Candidate

July 17, 2017
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  The situation with Trump and the Russians anymore is wholly reminiscent of a very famous movie — one you’ve probably seen — called The Manchurian Candidate. Starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, The Manchurian…

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When I get lost and technology fails me.

July 17, 2017
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You know those lab rats that run through mazes?  Well, if I ever got reincarnated as one of them, I’d be in deep rat doo-doo.  I couldn’t find my out of a paper bag if…

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Washing of the Watchbands Marks Summer’s Mid-Point for Preppies

July 17, 2017
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SEAGULL COVE, Mass.  This secluded village, a township so obscure it isn’t listed on maps of the municipality of which it is a part, is a place you probably can’t get into if your family didn’t buy a summer place within its…

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The last 19 years have seen a lot of change in the world of the strangers…

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Boston Baked Beans and the Round Table

July 15, 2017
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American Appetizer BOSTON BAKED BEANS INGREDIENTS 1 pound great Northern beans 8 cups water 1 medium onion 5 ounces salt pork ¼ cup brown sugar ⅓ cup molasses 2 teaspoons dry mustard ¼ teaspoon pepper…

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Mr. Wisdom Says, Heat Rises in California

July 15, 2017
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Mr. Wisdom Says, Heat Rises in California

This is based on a true story. My family and I moved to Holland when I was a kid. My mother and I were looking for a house to rent. The real-estate agent showed us…

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One-Woman Crusade to Ban F-Bomb Goes Nuclear

July 15, 2017
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BOSTON.  Inge Helvig is a statuesque blond and a former fashion model, but inside her striking exterior she has the crusading temperament of a Carrie Nation.  “I want my daughters to grow up in a better…

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***Unconfirmed Breaking News*** The White House Just Announced A Bespectacled, Mustached Dude As The New Director of The FBI…

***Unconfirmed Breaking News*** The White House Just Announced A Bespectacled, Mustached Dude As The New Director of The FBI…

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An Awkward Moment With My Former Spinning Instructor

July 14, 2017
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Fridays are the day when I take a break from cardio and work with weights.  You need to vary your routine if you want to get the most out of your workouts.  I know, I…

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And if you look real close, you won’t see the bench they’re sitting on…

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