Category Archives: It Really Did Happen!

The crumbs and animal hair of real life.

Meet the pets

Over the years, I have frequently referenced the many pets that have roamed this house, not always in a flattering light. Not ever in a flattering light. Sometimes you can’t even see the light because it’s blocked by too many … Continue reading

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Cranky Poems for a Late Spring

Song for Municipal Workers There are potholes aplenty just outside my house, Some big as a manhole, some small as a mouse, One shaped like the head of my dear cousin Klaus. They came by to patch them last week. … Continue reading

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What, me Murray? or how Mad made me

There is very little that remains from my youth, least of all my youth. I still have the vinyl records that I purchased until succumbing to the folly of cassette tapes more suited to my transient lifestyle. (Cassettes are gonna … Continue reading

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How to fight inertia, sweatpants and go out dancing

1. Are you already in sweatpants? Did you take your bra off? It’s too late. You will not go dancing. Inertia has won. Start again. 1. Have a spouse/partner who also is thinking about going out dancing. “Do you want … Continue reading

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Prom Duress

While recent history indicates that things are far from ideal, there is no question that women have made significant progress in the last half century. With greater access to careers, politics and high-power positions, women can now be just as … Continue reading

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Death goals

“What do you want to do,” I asked Deb, “when you die?” It’s a funny way to phrase it, I admit. It’s not like she’s going to have a packed itinerary. No sightseeing tours, no dinner with friends. Bowling is … Continue reading

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If my nose is running, my thoughts are leaking

Those scientists, always doing studies. It’s as if they have nothing better to do. Instead of “studying” things, why aren’t they working on those jet cars we were promised? Where’s my pill in a meal? And the current lack of … Continue reading

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