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Who’s Got the Juice?

December 28, 2018

Remember this? People were tired of smiley face and made a little joke. Bullet in the head. Good for a chuckle, but some large power companies haven’t tired of it yet, sending smiley and “frowny” to their customers depending on how much energy they use. What a clever thing. It’s a comfort to know your […]

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Panhandler

December 3, 2018

On a blustery autumn day last week I was walking across a bank parking lot toward my pickup when a voice called, “Hey Man, can you spare a few bucks?” Some version of this has happened to most of us, and often more than a few times. Keys in my hand and only a few […]

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Twice Told Tales

October 15, 2018

My apologies to Hawthorne for borrowing his title, but it fits. A tale is a story, and a good story is worth telling twice and sometimes many times over. There are family stories everyone in a family has heard countless times. So I am astonished that I so often hear someone say “Oh, I read […]

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Finding Uncle Irving

September 24, 2018

When I was a kid I hated my middle name – Irving. What a burden to be saddled with a name that drew instant smirks and snide guffaws. How was I ever going to get a date? I lied about it if asked. “Bruno,” I used to say. Then there’d be some kid who could […]

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Medical Collections

I knew a woman once who loved to have surgery. Just about everything on her body was either cut away or implanted. The same was true of her insides. To make matters worse, she loved to talk about it, so when you saw her coming you looked for the exit door. All of us are […]

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Education of a Wandering Man – Book Review

It has been a long time since I last wrote a book review. Not because I haven’t read books in the years since, but because it becomes more difficult each year to find a new book I wish to talk about. And this one was written by an old man at the end of his […]

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