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My Visit to Authentic Scotland (Sort of)

August 8, 2017
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Recently, my wife and I spent a day exploring Scotland. Okay, technically we didn’t actually travel all the way to the land of Braveheart. But we did the next best thing: We went to a…

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Wanted: America’s Next Prison Rodeo Queen

August 8, 2017
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In uncertain economic times such as these, experts say job-hunters must be nimble and quick to leap at employment opportunities that may disappear in the blink of an eye. Sort of like Jack, the guy who…

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Dr. Walker

Like most dudes over the age of zero, I wouldn’t be a fan of going to see the doctor but this doctor stands heads and feet above the rest…

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Confessions of a YouTube Junkie

August 8, 2017
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Some people snort cocaine. Others shoot up on heroin. I watch YouTube videos. As far as I know, there is no support group for people like me, and there are many of us. If there…

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My Time in the Slammer – A True Story

August 7, 2017
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Yes I was once in jail:   The lock-up.  The slammer.  The tank.  The can. This is my tale.  I guess it is pretty typical:  Freudian Psychoanalyst father.  Over-educated mother who abusively corrected my grammar until…

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Coming unzipped.

August 7, 2017
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Last week, my husband Michael and I were putting fresh sheets on the bed. He held up his pillowcase liner in one hand, a broken zipper head in the other hand, caught my eye, and…

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Board Game Lessens Pain of Summer Reading Lists

August 7, 2017
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Board Game Lessens Pain of Summer Reading Lists

BOSTON, Mass.  This city is sometimes referred to as the “Athens of America” because of its many colleges and universities, but that doesn’t mean young boys here like summer reading lists any more than their…

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Big shout out to everyone in the world except the psychopath who made this pizza…

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Back Cracking and Mower Mania

August 6, 2017
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So … kind of a sucky week. Actually, all of July kind of sucked, and the first few days of August just went along with it. Come to think of it, 2017 as a whole…

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Free Photoshop

Do you want Photoshop without having to pay for it? Just say the word and it’s yours. Look, cards on the table here. I’m desperate. If you don’t want it for free, I’ll pay you…

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Bad Advice Friday + 1, 8-04-17

August 5, 2017
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I am ready. I am able to dispense with stupendously bad advice only one date late because: 1) I had a spasm of productivity. 2) I am holding an ice-cold root beer. 3) I am…

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Himself in the Pool

August 4, 2017
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Today I am grateful for Himself at the pool.  Yes, he went.  Grudgingly, but he went.  Here’s how it unfolded. . .   On Thursday I had to teach four kids to swim at two…

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Censorship

August 4, 2017
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Thursday, August 3, 2017 Today I am grateful for censorship.  Himself is suffering with sciatica.  I have had sciatica for as long as six months.  It’s been a week for him, but I can’t write…

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Bud Zaremba, Practical Joker and Pitcher, Dead at 87

August 4, 2017
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KEOKUK, Iowa.   Elwood “Bud” Zaremba, pioneering knuckle-ball pitcher, died in his sleep in a nursing home here Sunday night after a brief illness. Zaremba played with five major league teams over a 17-year career during…

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That awkward moment when you’re walking through an art gallery with your imaginary kids and they ask if this is where toasters come from…

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Looking for Toilets, My Travels Through Europe: Venice

August 3, 2017
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VENICE Doge’s Palace has a public toilet. See Venice while you can for many parts of it are sinking into the sea. It’s kinda like California slipping into the ocean at the rate of a…

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Scooter & Skipper Make a Bra

August 3, 2017
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Middle of the summer and my kids–Scooter, the younger, and Skipper–are starting to get bored with their usual routine.  Too much “screen time”–TV, video games, computers–and their eyes have taken on the dull glaze of the…

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I was sent to the store to pick up milk and pick up milk I did…

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Bacon & Chocolate Party’s Invitational Virtual Riot, August 10

August 2, 2017
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Bacon & Chocolate Party supporters rarely stage mass riots. We have many differing views and would just cancel each other out. And what’s the point of expending a lot of energy to do that? However, we…

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The Fun at Work Revolution

August 2, 2017
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It’s time we all stopped lying to ourselves.  Lugging yourself out of bed, only to spend the entire week, month, and year going to the same office everyday just to be told what to do…

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Whither Butter Sculpture?

August 2, 2017
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It has been several years since Norma Lyon, the pre-eminent practitioner of a uniquely American art form–butter sculpture–died, and the deep impact of her demise becomes more clear with each passing day. “I can’t believe it’s not…

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