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Juicy Fruit

I worked with a woman once who had gone to prison as a teenager and not released until her early thirties. She told me that the first thing she did when she got out was go to the grocery store to buy a pack of gum. Gum wasn’t allowed in prison, and it had become …

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Slice of Life

I was standing against the wall, waiting for someone. Two old friends were sitting side by side on a bench nearby. The first said, “I’m seventy-three now. I feel like once you’re past sixty-five, you’re into overtime.” The other one considered this for a moment, then added, “Sudden death.” And they both laughed.

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Lest

The only time people use the word “lest” anymore is on Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, when they like to say, “Lest we forget.” It’s a pompous, pretentious word, and I don’t care for it.

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Mustache

Four men who look better with a mustache: Alan Jackson Sam Elliot Tom Selleck Freddie Mercury  

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Perspective

Maybe the universe isn’t really impossibly big.  Maybe we are just very, very, small. Somehow that idea is a lot less scary for me.

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CD

If you have an old CD of an old album, on the back it will say: This compact disc contains program transferred from analog tape, and therefore may contain some tape hiss and other anomalies that exist with analog recording. If you have a new CD of an old album, on the front it will …

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Suspension

It doesn’t bother me that Brian Williams inflated a story to make himself look better.  Guys do that in bars all the time. What bothers me is that he perpetuated a false narrative which led to a war that killed over a million people, created several million homeless refugees, and continues to rage on long …

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Dreams

So, a few nights ago I dreamed I was a tea bag. Not that I was drinking tea, or preparing tea, but that I was an actual bag of tea, immersed in water.  I think it’s the only time I’ve ever dreamt I was an inanimate object. If the universe was trying to send me …

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“Terrorists”

I think a lot of the “terrorists” the government has been rounding up (1,2) are really just mentally ill. Instead of goading them into saying something incriminating so they can be thrown in jail, they should be goading them into treatment.

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Peace and Love

There’s something about the artwork for Nancy that has always appealed to me- this one in particular.  😀

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