Monthly Archives: August 2011

Scenes from a Reunion

When I was much younger, I defined high school reunions as “periodic events attended by people who had nothing in common to confirm that they still had nothing in common.” My attitude stemmed from a disastrous ten-year reunion that I … Continue reading

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When Good News Goes Bad

When I was a kid, I had a favorite silly joke, a dialogue that went like this: Jack: A man fell out of an airplane. Jill: That’s bad. Jack: No, that’s good. He had a parachute on. Jill: That’s good. … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on a Summer’s Day

Why do people buy sports cars the color of school buses? It’s been almost 30 years, and I still don’t understand what happened in the buying and selling frenzy at the end of Trading Places. There’s a new startup called … Continue reading

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Reinventing Lucy

As a child, Lucille Ball – whose 100th birthday was last Saturday, August 6th – couldn’t say she wanted to be a television star when she grew up, because there was no television. I always found that intriguing – the … Continue reading

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There Would Be Plenty of Money If …

Just to recap, there are currently a bunch of hypocrites in Washington who voted to spend money on a couple of wars on the other side of the world, not to mention numerous homeland security efforts. But they have now … Continue reading

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