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For The Remainder Of Its Rolling

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments

My daughter and I went bowling today before her flight back to school. We had no coupons. The place was empty on a Wednesday morning. The shoe rental cost more than our lunch of misplaced stale sandwich and... cold fries. But having a throw was fun and the company even better.

Heaving a bowling ball should be happy and carefree, and the physics are easy; simply throw a weighted orb and for a time it flies before gravity sucks it down to the earth where it spends the remainder of its…

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There will be peas in Afghanistan when Cindy apologizes for saying sorry.

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 8:02pm 1 Comment

There was a story in the news not too long ago about a midlevel US government official who tried to apologize for the alleged burning of Korans in Afghanistan. The re...sult of that particular hubbub was twenty-five persons dead and the medieval country about to erupt in even more violence. But the official had already said “sorry” and seemed puzzled that the Afghans wanted something more, like the personal head of Uncle Sam on a swivel for starters.



Consider the matter closed? Oh…

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Starving Seagull Rejects Tic-Tac

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 9:42am 4 Comments

This vivid a rejection by a waterfowl toward the generous offer of candy by a human hasn't been seen since FDR's dog coughed up a Communist lollipop onto Joe Stalin's lap at Yalta. 

How I used the threat of Alien Abduction to pay for college

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 4:03pm 1 Comment

Long ago, our family adopted a small alien named Richard. If you got one of our Christmas cards around ten years ago, you would have seen Richard’s tiny head poking out over the dogs. Hidden and subtle, yet easily seen if one tried.

We started including him in the annual photo for a few years, so I could prove my theory that no one really looks at anyone else’s Christmas cards, let alone read what they say. And if anyone had said anything like, “Why do you have a cheap half-headed gag…

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