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Retro Holiday Post: All Your Independence Day Questions Answered

I watched Hamilton last night in honor of Independence Day and also because it was available. It was kind of like being at the opera in that I needed subtitles to know what they were singing, but it was as … Continue reading

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BONUS NEWSFLASH: Addendum to Yesterday’s Post

In yesterday’s post, I wrote about how racially insensitive brands like Aunt Jemima might go about changing their names. But here’s a brand I didn’t consider: Rhode Island. Yes, Rhode Island has announced that it is changing its name to … Continue reading

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Entry 966: Did You Know Monday is a Holiday?

I know, I know. All the days seem the same right now. Most of us didn’t even get to go home from work early on the Friday before a three-day weekend. And it’s just too bad that the coronavirus is … Continue reading

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BONUS POST: Have a Sad Mother’s Day

This is a re-issue of a post I did six years ago. I have added some updates in red. For this bonus post, I really just want to talk to the fathers out there. So if you’re a mother, please … Continue reading

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Entry 946: Stay Away from Me!

When I have a thought, I usually save it for this blog, except when the legal department of one of my clients makes a ridiculous copy alteration, like changing “free” to “complimentary.” Then I have a thought, all right. In … Continue reading

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Entry 929: Click-Bait Timesavers II

I firmly believe that one of the great scourges of the internet are so-called “click bait” headlines–teasers that tempt you to click on them for the full story. Often, you then have to click through many other ad-infested screens to … Continue reading

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Entry 923: Twas the Tweet Before Christmas

Whatever you’re celebrating this week, happy holidays! See you soon.

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Entry 907: Keeping It Unreal

Ever since Donald Trump became president, we’ve become accustomed to looking at the news and thinking, “Nah, this can’t really be happening.” The fact is, though, that fiction and fantasy have been intruding into our reality with much more frequency … Continue reading

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Entry 900: Detour to Death

So I was driving around South Florida recently, thinking that it must be the most accident-prone region in the country. This was based on the number of billboards I was passing, all asking questions like: “Injured?” “Car accident?” “Injured in … Continue reading

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Entry 868: I Bet They Really Know the Alphabet By Now

Our granddaughter Sydney, who just turned one year old, has a lot of toys. Most of them fall into one of two categories: Toys with many pieces. Toys that talk. Both categories are annoying, but today I’d like to talk … Continue reading

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