Nickle, Nickle, Dime It’s Commercial Time

My aunt Grace is a lovely lady. Senile, crazy, nuts, out of touch, sure, but lovely. My daughter and I went to visit her last week and she put out of a bowl of snacks. Now, you may ask what my aunt would put out for snacks. You may not, because experience would make Chips …

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Oprah And Mr. Ohh! Driving The World

In 1954 many thousands of school children rolled up their sleeves to get the new polio vaccine. You may ask what it was like? Well, I have no idea, I wasn’t there. The thing is the modern press wasn’t there either. Sure, there were celebrities telling folks to get vaccinated, and newspapers taking pictures, but …

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These Are The Things That Bug Me

The other day, I was watching an educational television show all about insects. The thing is, it made no sense. For one thing, it talked about coloration and mentioned Monarch butterflies. Apparently, monarch butterflies are poisonous so birds don’t eat them. That made sense. Don’t eat poisonous bugs is good advice in anyone’s book, even …

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Numbers Don’t Lie But Liars Use Numbers

Think about your pets. You probably think your wombat, Vietnamese pig, or Burmese python is cute, loveable, and loves to talk baby talk. Others might say they’re ugly monsters destroying the yard looking for fungus, that can eat small children. Oh wait. Your more into cats and dogs. Sorry. In this case other folks will …

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Things I Learned From My Mother

I was attending my local writing seminar and was shocked. As the group read their submissions almost all of the writers, who chose to share something, were writing their memoirs. I never thought of that. Sure, we have all had some interesting experiences, but none of us have ever been president or eaten five-hundred chicken …

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