Monthly Archives: August 2013

Entry 261: Bi/Tri/Pan/Non/Other/Fluid Pride Parade

Well, late June and early July were certainly exciting times for anyone in the non-straight community. First there were those landmark Supreme Court decisions concerning same-sex marriage. Then Gay Pride Day. And, finally, Independence Day, a celebration of our freedom, … Continue reading

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Entry 260: Don’t Take Any Copper Nickels (or Zinc Pennies)

There are many reasons why the U.S. government has accumulated a massive amount of debt, not the least of which is that it only pays the minimum on its MasterCard bill each month. But the main reason is a failure … Continue reading

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Entry 259: No New Food Part III

Back in March, I did a two-part post about new foods. They weren’t new exactly: they were either old food with new names (like Chilean Sea Bass) or food that was new to me (like quinoa). This post, however, is … Continue reading

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Entry 258: When I’m 69

According to a study done by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (Motto: “Home of the Tap-Dancing Economists”), there are two specific ages at which people are happiest. Can you guess what they are? Go … Continue reading

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Entry 257: Great News for Our Economy

Just in time for Labor Day, I’m happy to report that, after spending much of the millennium mired in a monetary miasma, the unemployment rate has been reduced to 0% among a demographic that is crucial to our economy. That key … Continue reading

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Entry 256: Duck!

Regular readers of this blog know that I often worry about sudden death arriving from above, in the form of meteors, asteroids, falling space junk, or deceased cicadas. Some may think my concerns are unfounded, but I am here to … Continue reading

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Entry 255: Brave New Words

I’d like to propose some new words. Who do I write to about that? These aren’t frivolous words I want to add to the language, like “braggadocious” (adjective; informal, chiefly US; boastful or arrogant: “It sounds braggadocious, but I don’t … Continue reading

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