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Crossing Guard at Sacred Heart School!

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Sears, Seriously

I went to Sears because I needed trimmer line. The last time I shopped at Sears, at least a couple of years ago, I approached the cashier-corral from the wrong side, and was told, “The line is there,” as one … Continue reading

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A Few Words About Happiness

The effort to ensure that children are both healthy and happy has reached a fever-pitch, amazing those of us who grew up in a simpler, more dismal time. The school officials in the ’60s and ’70s wanted children to be … Continue reading

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A Few Words About “Life Reimagined”

I was curious to discover why my life has gone so far off course. During the PBS pledge drive, there was the writer of self-help books, Richard Leider, giving a talk based on his books. I am not prone to … Continue reading

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The Probate That Would Not Die

When my mother shuffled off her mortal coil, I assumed that the ensuing probate would be done in six to eight weeks, probably the typical amount of time it takes — it was about that long when my father died. … Continue reading

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american gothic — troll & ostrich

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An Open, Not-at-all Fannish Letter to MTC

Yo, MTC! For the past several months, the toilet paper dispenser in one of the stalls in the women’s room at the Brooklyn Center Transit Center has been broken.  The front part that holds the toilet paper in place was … Continue reading

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