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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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How Much Do I Love the Internet? Let Me Count the Ways!

Sixty-one days remain until Thanksgiving, eighty-eight ’til Christmas. Ninety-four days are left to 2019, three hundred and ninety-five before the U.S. presidential election. Yikes, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. Autumn just started last week. We need to … Continue reading

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La Plume De Ma Tante

Guess I didn’t learn my lesson from last week’s entry, so here I am again, pen in hand; no, not literally with la plume de ma tante—that’s French for “my aunt’s pen”—but tapping away on a keyboard. One of my … Continue reading

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Let’s See Whom Else We Can Offend

Politics and religion make strange bedfellows. Reading or hearing that worn-out saying makes me always think of an unlikely pair in the sack. Not wanting to date myself too badly, I’ll go as far back to picturing Margaret Thatcher between … Continue reading

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Brushing the Cobwebs

What’s the first Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or whatever you celebrate during this time of year, that you can remember? Many such particular events come to my mind from various ages, but the earliest memory for me has to be … Continue reading

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Those Were the Days

Times have changed, at least for those who are over the age of forty, born in the late ’70s. That’s when talk of the Internet began with terms like “Surfing the Net,” or “Computer Viruses.” I couldn’t help but envision … Continue reading

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Wishing Well

Whenever stuck for a topic about which to write in a weekly essay, write about the weather. The heat wave is finally breaking in the Philadelphia area; that is at least for the next ten days, according to Yahoo’s forecast. … Continue reading

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