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Monday, October 19, 2020

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Sailing on the Amazon Prime Dead River

Sailing on the Amazon Prime Dead River

An open letter to Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon.   Mr. Jeff Bezos Chief Executive Officer Amazon.com Inc. Seattle, WA     Dear Mr. Bezos: The entire civilized world has gone totally bonkers over your announcement that Amazon.com Inc.…
Now you see me…no, you don’t

Now you see me…no, you don’t

Can anybody out there see me? This is clearly the age of the superhero. We’ve got Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, the Silver Surfer, Batman, Iron Man, and a zillion or so others. Worldwide, boys and girls idolize superheroes and…
Don’t bat an eye

Don’t bat an eye

Turn your head, cough, and look at the huge black dot. “Blind as a bat” would be a politically incorrect, as well as inaccurate, way to describe me and my crummy eyesight. First, the phrase is mean and hurtful to…
Superman’s Kryptonite 

Superman’s Kryptonite 

Deposit 25 cents for another three minutes, please.  The cellphone is a wondrous invention. You’re not bound by wires or outlets anymore. You can call anybody, anyplace, anytime. You can phone home or your bookie from the back nine, the…
Forget about Aristotle—study Johnny Cash 

Forget about Aristotle—study Johnny Cash 

Today’s great philosophers can be found among the country singers and their storied lyrics.. In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll confess: I was a philosophy major in college. It was less of an academic decision and more of a…
Facebook: How to waste time and be immortal

Facebook: How to waste time and be immortal

It is so petty, yet I cannot look away! This is a combination thank-you note/shout out to Mark Zuckerberg. Unless you’re just waking up from a 15-year nap, you know all about Mark. He’s the boy genius who created Facebook.…
Hooray! Hooray! First of May!

Hooray! Hooray! First of May!

From May Day to Stars Wars, it’s a month for celebrating.  Story: Fred Hilton You can make a strong argument that May is the best month of them all. First, it has the shortest name. It’s only three letters long.…

Hello, long time no sniff

Dear Oscar M., How are you? We really miss you since you and your Persons moved out of the neighborhood. All of us were talking about you the other day when we took our Persons out for a walk and…
Nurse! Sponges and a Churchkey, Stat! 

Nurse! Sponges and a Churchkey, Stat! 

Not long ago and not by choice, I spent a few days in the hospital. As hospital stays go, it wasn’t bad. During one of the many once-overs by medical staff, a young nurse was poking my side and asking…
Straight A’s for the A Team

Straight A’s for the A Team

When I was a kid, I constantly griped about having ride a stinky bus full of even stinkier kids to school. The whine hardly left my mouth until someone from the older generation told me of how easy I had…
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