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Happy Birthday Mr. Watterson, Wherever You Are!

July 5, 2018
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Bill Watterson isn’t just the creator of “Calvin & Hobbes” the world’s best comic strip. According to the book “Looking for Calvin and Hobbes,” a biography of the elusive and reclusive cartoonist, Watterson is also…

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Snake Poses On A Plane

July 2, 2018
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When I was in high school, I had a good friend whose boyfriend did Tai Chi. We’d be hanging out in the living room  chatting, when suddenly Bob would rise from the sofa, step to…

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What Would Steven Slater Do? (WWSSD?)

May 14, 2018
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By: Janet Golden and Roz Warren Several summers ago, flight attendant Steven Slater, fed up with dealing with the public, cursed, grabbed a beer and slid down the evacuation chute of the JetBlue aircraft that…

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Mighty Ducks, Small Fluffy Dogs and Other Dating Dealbreakers

April 30, 2018
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A man I met for coffee recently told me that he didn’t date women with small fluffy dogs “because women with small fluffy dogs are too high maintenance.” This inspired me to ask my friends if…

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A Three Way With President Trump? No Thanks.

April 17, 2018
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My pal Dave has a problem with Stormy Daniels. Not because he’s a fan of Donald Trump. Just the opposite. Dave used to have a very special relationship with Stormy. He was a single guy…

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Ready For Adventure? Me Neither

April 10, 2018
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While looking at Match.com profiles recently, I was struck by how many men not only describe themselves as “adventurous” but are seeking women who are also adventurous. I’m not adventurous. Not even a little. I’m…

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Was It Brillig For You? It Was Brillig For Me

February 21, 2018
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After a friend told me that his girlfriend always starts reciting poetry when she climaxes (specifically, Lewis Carroll’s Jabbarwocky) I began to wonder just how unusual this kind of behavior was. So I asked my…

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Happy Valentine’s Day From Your Local Librarian

February 14, 2018
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Is every librarian a poet at heart? I don’t know, but a group of librarians just put their heads together and came up with these library-themed Valentine’s Day poems: Roses are red Your book’s overdue.…

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It’s A Taxing Time To Be A Librarian

February 1, 2018
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The seventeenth of April is on the horizon, and librarians all over the country are bracing themselves for the sea of patrons who are about to surge, tsunami-like, into our workplaces, demanding tax forms. Over…

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  ORSON SCOTT CART, MEET LOUISA MAY ALCART: TOP TWENTY NICKNAMES LIBRARIANS HAVE GIVEN TO BOOKCARTS

January 24, 2018
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 If you work in a library, you work with book carts, so naturally you give them nicknames. You could call your faithful book cart Bumpy, Squeaky, Rusty or Tipsy.  But surely you can do better…

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