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Columbus, the Gilligan of Explorers

October 9, 2017
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Today is Columbus Day, when we celebrate the first European explorers to discover the Americas, which they weren’t, when Christopher Columbus landed on our continent, which he didn’t. Still, Columbus thought October 12, 1492, was…

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Speaking Truth to Librarian Power

October 9, 2017
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The mid-1980s were a time when, due to several unsettling changes in my life, I did not have much confidence in myself, personally or professionally.  My long-time girlfriend had moved out of our apartment and…

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Edward Jacoberg: A Horror Story

October 9, 2017
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This story is our latest entry into our Humor Meets Horror Month. We love when Maria Roth comes to visit HO. She is a talented writer in so many genres. Enjoy this chilling tale!  …

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Jelly’s “Dear John” Letter to Peanut Butter

October 9, 2017
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Dear Peanut Butter – It feels like we have been together forever. We’ve fed so many generations of children. But I feel that it is time we part ways. I’m afraid you’ve just become too…

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Learning With The Legend – Episode 1,456,683

October 9, 2017
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When you see geese flying in a V formation and one side is longer than the other, it’s because there are more geese on that side…

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SPAM Fried Rice, Che Chevarra, and Benadryl Cumberbund

October 8, 2017
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Guamanian Entree SPAM(TM) FRIED RICE INGREDIENTS 1 cup rice 2 garlic cloves 1 small onion 1 12-ounce can SPAM 2 tablespoons oil 3 eggs ¼ cup soy sauce Serves 4. Takes 35 minutes. PREPARATION Cook…

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A Horse Is a Horse

October 8, 2017
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“My kingdom for a horse!” cried Richard III. I had no kingdom, but when I was a young girl I certainly cried a lot for a horse. Cried. Coaxed. Cajoled. I begged Santa for a…

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Super U

October 7, 2017
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Message from the President Extraordinary times call for extraordinary people. While “heroes” seem to be in abundance these days, the world still seems to be going to hell in a hand-basket. That is why the…

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Federal Covert Weight Reduction Program

October 6, 2017
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Federal Covert Weight Reduction Program

I recently saw a news item about the airline industry. According to the report, airlines are again looking for ways to fit more passengers into their airplanes Evidently, they have cut back on the number…

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My Courageous Beer-Fueled Battle Against Cancer

October 6, 2017
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An Oregon State University study indicates that xanthohumol, a substance found in hops, a principal ingredient of beer, inhibits a family of enzymes that can trigger prostate cancer. foodconsumer.org It was getting late, around 10:30,…

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The task at foot…

October 6, 2017
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Our imaginary daughter was minding our other imaginary baby person. Unlike men, women learn to multitask at a young age…

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Theodor S. Geisel Will You Please Go Away Now! The Lost Works of Dr. Seuss

October 6, 2017
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Dr. Seuss is known the world over for his fun-filled books and lovable characters such the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, and who doesn’t love Zyyzer Zazzer Zuz? What is less known is how…

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Going Full Term?

October 5, 2017
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TATTLE TALES: True Love Sucks

October 5, 2017
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Another entry for our Humor Meets Horror Month! Mr. R.M. Renfield Dr. Seward’s Asylum 666 Bedlam Lane London, England   August 15, 1891   My Dearest Mr. Renfield: I am writing in strictest confidence, as…

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In Reaction To Most Recent Mass Shooting Gun Nuts Retaliate That Las Vegas Doesn’t Exist.

October 5, 2017
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In Reaction To Most Recent Mass Shooting Gun Nuts Retaliate That Las Vegas Doesn’t Exist. In a reaction to the almost universal condemnation of the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history, so-called ‘American’ gun nuts…

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Expert advice on window glazing from a novice.

October 5, 2017
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When we bought our second old house 11 years ago, it needed some serious TLC. The least of our problems was the broken window glass in the basement stairwell door, which I “temporarily” fixed with…

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Where’s My Phreakin’ Nobel Prize in Physics?

October 5, 2017
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The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded yesterday, and for the 47th consecutive year since I first took a course in the subject, I didn’t win.  Excuse me if sound a tad bitter this morning.…

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Trailer Trash With A Girl’s Name – the Sequel!

October 5, 2017
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My mother’s cooking hasn’t improved. My brother is still the favorite. Ted the Drug Dealer is still crocheting cozy hats and scarves. (No he’s not – he’s still dealing drugs). Mom still thinks that giving…

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Can someone clarify how many were alive and how they were found?

October 5, 2017
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Tour Bus Trips

October 4, 2017
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Travel agencies, Senior Centers and my YMCA Active Older Adults group plan bus trips all of the time.  They are very popular because many people dislike driving in traffic.  Some might…

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Heartly God? An Excerpt

October 4, 2017
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What a way to start off “Humor Meets Horror” Month on HO. First up is an excerpt from Heartly God? (Shorehouse Books), a spiritual thriller from Pittsburgh author Wil 3.  This book has a way…

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