In Bend, Oregon, Blockbuster Rewinds the Past

In Bend, Oregon, Blockbuster Rewinds the Past

Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman (2002) Once as common as Starbucks with over 9,000 U.S. outlets, Blockbuster is down to one. The two other remaining stores […]

Writing Coach Helps Literary Tyros Get Over Their Youthful Selves

Writing Coach Helps Literary Tyros Get Over Their Youthful Selves

SOMERVILLE, Mass.  Like many professional writers, Maggie Turbek can recall with clarity the first time she set crayon to paper with the thought of becoming a […]

Telemarketing Tunes

Telemarketing Tunes

I used to just say ”No Thanks” to telemarketers and hang up. On occasion, after say the third call in six minutes regarding a great […]

Squid Ink Spaghetti And Golden Ages

Squid Ink Spaghetti And Golden Ages

Italian Entree SQUID INK SPAGHETTI INGREDIENTS 10 ounces squid-ink spaghetti* 4 garlic cloves 3 Roma tomatoes 2 tablespoons fresh basil ½ cup fresh parsley ¼ […]

That Seems Treasonable

That Seems Treasonable

Widespread criticism of my comments; some say treasonous. People seem perplexed in understanding what my reason is. I stood there next to Putin, favoring his […]

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In Bend, Oregon, Blockbuster Rewinds the Past

July 18, 2018
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Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman (2002) Once as common as Starbucks with over 9,000 U.S. outlets, Blockbuster is down to one. The two other remaining stores […]

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Writing Coach Helps Literary Tyros Get Over Their Youthful Selves

July 18, 2018
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SOMERVILLE, Mass.  Like many professional writers, Maggie Turbek can recall with clarity the first time she set crayon to paper with the thought of becoming a […]

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European Vacation?

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Telemarketing Tunes

July 18, 2018
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I used to just say ”No Thanks” to telemarketers and hang up. On occasion, after say the third call in six minutes regarding a great […]

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Why so lonely?

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Squid Ink Spaghetti And Golden Ages

July 17, 2018
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Italian Entree SQUID INK SPAGHETTI INGREDIENTS 10 ounces squid-ink spaghetti* 4 garlic cloves 3 Roma tomatoes 2 tablespoons fresh basil ½ cup fresh parsley ¼ […]

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That Seems Treasonable

July 17, 2018
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Widespread criticism of my comments; some say treasonous. People seem perplexed in understanding what my reason is. I stood there next to Putin, favoring his […]

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Soap Box Derby – The Thrill of It All

July 17, 2018
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For years, sports fanatics have debated which is the most exciting spectator sport. Some argue nothing beats football for sheer intensity and physicality. Others point […]

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Jack Garner, Parsley Farmer

July 17, 2018
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Jack Garner gazed out over the farm that had been in his family for three generations and let out a sigh of exasperation. He looked […]

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Happy Birthday…

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More Memes of “He Who Must Not Be Named”

July 16, 2018
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Your Bug Advisor

July 16, 2018
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Summer is here and bugs are back!  There are between six and ten million species of insects, but only one for humans.  Hardly seems like a fair […]

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Laziness Level (10)^(10^100)

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Spotlight on Leslie Handler, Author of “Rats, Mice and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank”

July 15, 2018
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  About the Book Part memoir, part essay collection, Rats, Mice, and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank is written with both wit and charm. […]

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The Federal Budget Process, or Lack Therof

July 15, 2018
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How sad is it that, when I found an article entitled “20 of the craziest things that the US Government is spending money on”, my […]

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How girls check the oven on social media…

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Don’t Call Me Bambi

July 15, 2018
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Don’t Call Me Bambi

A deer crashed into a liquor store in Weymouth, Mass., breaking a $205 limited edition bottle of beer, cocktail glasses and high-end liquors, causing damage estimated […]

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And Bette Midler as Queen Victoria

July 14, 2018
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I’m a huge Anglophile and I despise the Big Orange Cheeto.  Why are these two random things related?  Because earlier this week Queen Elizabeth II, […]

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Ask the Aesthetician

July 14, 2018
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After climbing to the top of the corporate ladder many women find themselves unfulfilled, silently asking themselves “Is this all there is? A seven-figure salary as […]

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How many miles do I need to run?

July 13, 2018
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Recently it was reported in the news that the winner of the famous (or is that infamous) hot dog eating contest on the Fourth of […]

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Watch Your Step, Giants!

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