How the Grinch Spent Christmas

I was in Dollar General— I don’t make this stuff up— When I ran into the Grinch, And his reindeer, the pup.   “What brings you to town?” I asked, to be nice. “The last […]

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Was the Real First Thanksgiving All That Real?

 Thanksgiving in America continues to be one of the most traditional holidays. It still features the original four hundred year old activities of overeating, football, and complaining about Black Friday. In the Hunter household, as […]

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Nancy Pelosi’s Bra, and Other Halloween Scares

 Halloween is the scary holiday, and it’s timed perfectly to arrive just before the two scariest spots on the calendar: winter, and elections. It’s hardly surprising, then, that one popular Halloween mask is that of […]

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A Fractured History Of Firefighting

On this 100th anniversary of Nation Fire Prevention Week, I thought I’d take a quick look at the history of firefighting. You might want to brace yourself, we’ll be moving fast. Fire was discovered by […]

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Hairy Situations Added Color To Our Lives

My youngest daughter wanted to color her hair. Brown. Remember brown, it becomes important later. My oldest daughter volunteered to do the coloring. She’s good at that kind of thing. (At least she was then–this […]

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The Ultimate Pill to Heal You or Kill You

One thing about getting older is that you tend to know about all the medications out there. For one thing, they get advertised on what many people would consider “old person” TV channels: Science, History, […]

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