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Category Archives: Humor

A Van Named “Christine?”

…I haven’t heard him cooing the name Christine yet as he’s buffing the back bumper…

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Charades Anyone?

Life after Sixty Series The old man and I play a lot of charades lately. And no, we aren’t particularly keen on party games. Nor are we attempting to relive our summer camp experiences (because we never had any.) Well, maybe the old man did a couple of boy scout camps but they didn’t play …

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He Said/She Said: Another Year of the Dreaded DIY Disease

…tiny, fluffy little drifts of fiberglass insulation float in the air like fairies…

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Smart Phones, Wonder Bread, Crack Cocaine and Commie Plots

Smartphones are as ubiquitous these days as Wonder Bread was when I was growing up. Turns out they might be just as over rated when it comes to how helpful, or healthful, they actually are for keeping us all “connected”, especially for kids. But back to Wonder Bread for a moment for some context. Open …

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And the Award for Your Favorite Facebook Friend Goes to: Anyone But Me

These times are so challenging, who among us can really be our best selves? It seems impossible not to lose it now and then, use harsh language, spit venom. I realize that it is what we do when we feel defensive or threatened in some way, and what non-conservative/non-right wing Republican/non-Trump supporter hasn’t felt that …

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Italy the Second Time Around: Fish Heads, Juggling Joggers and a Near Death Experience

I am not an itinerant world traveler. Indeed, at the age of sixty, I have recently completed just my second trip overseas. Like the first trip three years ago, I primarily visited the country of Italy, with just a day trip into Slovenia, which it turns out, is pretty lovely and felt quite familiar, but …

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Random Questions: Food, Fat and the Space Time Continuum

  What does the nut in doughnut refer to? Why is there not a national chain of organic doughnut shops? Do healthy people not eat doughnuts? What is wrong with them?     Why would anyone drink coffee black when you can drink it with cream or half n half? Why does imported cherry syrup …

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Diets: Exorcising the Rear View

…whenever I try on clothes, I wish I had a swiveling head like an owl or that girl in The Exorcist.

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Living in The Country: Meet me Behind the Shop

I’m considering getting the old man a medic alert device. When he is out of my sight, there is no telling what he will get himself into. Today is a perfect example. Beautiful day. Warmest temperatures and bluest skies we’ve had this year. I’m in the kitchen peeling potatoes. He is tooling around on his …

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Self Improvement for Seniors: Living Dangerously

harness; helmet; gloves; and oh, first things first, your pad, My Lady. 

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