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Today's Tirade: Put a Sock in It!

Why do small dogs have such annoying barks? Not only does the shrill of their yapping grind my nerves like someone’s shifting the gears of a standard transmission without applying the clutch, but the sheer intensity of the mongrel’s yipping, … Continue reading

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Who Let the Dog Out?

Anyone building an ark yet? Can’t say we’re having a drought, by golly. It’s been raining or cloudy for all of May, it seems. Well, maybe not the whole month so far, but close. At least that’s for the Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Death Warmed Over

The above photo has nothing really to do with this essay. I thought it’s a cool shot of the garden above the San Callisto Catacombs in Rome, Italy.  The picture is included in the second edition of my first novel, … Continue reading

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How to Bathe a Cat

1. Thoroughly clean the commode. 2. Add the required amount of shampoo to the toilet water and have both lids lifted. 3. Obtain the cat and soothe it while you carry it towards the bathroom. 4. In one smooth movement, … Continue reading

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