Monthly Archives: October 2013

I Used To Love October

I used to love October. My birthday comes in October. I’ve written about birthdays before, but this year felt different. I went from 57 to 58. Just a day? Just a year? No. I have been trying to discern why … Continue reading

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The World Exacts Its Revenge Against Boomers

When I was a teen-ager, back in the late 60s, my mother expressed sadness at how frequently she seemed to answer the phone, only to hear one of her friends say, “Louise, can I talk to you?” It was always … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts Along The Road

Every ten years or so – usually after we’ve bought a new car – we embark on a road trip. This year’s route: across U.S. 50 and then south to Utah’s Monument Valley, and back west via Arizona and central … Continue reading

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A Parable of Sabotage and Stupidity

Once upon a time, there was a man named Phil who went to work for the Ford Motor Company. His friends all thought this was an odd choice of an occupation for Phil, because Phil not only did not like … Continue reading

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