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Baby It’s Cold Outside!

An arctic blast has taken over the area, dropping the overnight temperature this morning to the low 20s F/~-6° C. Highs today were in the mid-40s F/7° C, rather cold for this time in November. Those readings are typical of … Continue reading

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Is It Fall Back Or Fall Flat On Your Face?

As an addendum to recent entries, I’d like to mention that early this morning, the growing season in Andalusia, Pa., and surrounding areas ended for another year. Temps reached below freezing for the first time since last spring, thereby halting … Continue reading

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How Do You Sleep At Night?

To whomever had the bright idea of printing return-address labels in the names of people on donor lists, and sending them out nowadays with contribution drives made by every nonprofit, charitable organization, you should receive a Pulitzer Prize for Fund-raising … Continue reading

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Happy Mardi Gras in Advance

“Why bother? You’ll never win.” That’s what I keep saying to myself after buying lottery tickets, entering sweepstakes for money, giveaways for sports and fan paraphernalia, seeking literary and photography awards, prizes from other cockamamie contests found on the Internet … Continue reading

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The Chosen One

An e-mail sent to me from Time today said I was chosen. Never had I thought ever to be a chosen one, but my fifteen seconds of jubilation and self-assumed fame turned into anonymity quickly again upon my discovering they … Continue reading

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There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute of the Day!

A couple updates from prior diatribes are noteworthy. Firstly, last week’s entry about the broken cup holder in the Cooper, damaged as a result of the mechanic’s smashing into it with the front seat while the car was being state-inspected, … Continue reading

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Searching for the Fountain of Youth

The quest for finding the Fountain of Youth has been around for millennia. Documentation of such date backs to the 5th century BCE with the writings made by the ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, who claimed dwellers in the land of … Continue reading

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