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Mrs. Dubcek’s Advice

In a New Yorker cartoon a woman is standing in a bedroom doorway.  In the room is her husband still holding the chainsaw he has taken to the furniture in the room: the bed is now cut in half, a … Continue reading

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The Boogieman

There is a “New Yorker” cartoon on my bulletin board.  We see the interior of a shoe store with shoes arrayed on the back wall.  On the left is a clerk kneeling, helping a customer try on a shoe.  On … Continue reading

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Where Have You Gone?

On NPR I heard about a colossal blunder.  In a park in northern Galicia there was an ancient underground tomb which was topped at ground-level by a granite slab with ancient writing on it.  City workers who were installing permanent … Continue reading

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Life Overboard!

I know someone… let’s call him Fred… who, at least from how he interacts with others, seems to me to be profoundly unhappy.  He seems to assume that if he doesn’t understand something then there is nothing there to be … Continue reading

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Feelings

In the past it was believed that the Black Death was brought on by the conjunction of three planets which thereby created a noxious atmosphere, and this belief came to be called the “Miasma Theory”.  In medieval times it was … Continue reading

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When Is It Enough?

About two years ago the Walmart in town underwent a total renovation, from Garden Center to Food Section to Electronics. All of the sections migrated throughout the store on a weekly basis, the only thing ever remaining in the same … Continue reading

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Running

Aline provides care for her husband Harry who has A.L.S.  As the illness robs Harry of the freedom of performing even simple tasks Aline steps in to provide the needed assistance.  While she is careful to be cheerful around Harry … Continue reading

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