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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

This ‘N That

This ‘N That: Once around the dial

This ‘N That: Once around the dial

T-pills, Pringles and Angels—TV has it all. Or nothing. Illustrations: Megan Mericle  I was a TV baby. Rather, a TV teen. I watched waaaay too much television growing up because of the lack of a social life. Today, I watch…
This ‘N That: In my room

This ‘N That: In my room

Illustration: Megan Mericle I think I hear someone—oh, it’s just my brain talking.  A sneak peek into the future and Day 561 of isolation … “You got the stuff?” “Yeah, I got the stuff. You got the money?” “Yeah, I…
This ‘N That: You can see right through this

This ‘N That: You can see right through this

Celebrities never die, they just become digitalized. I’m going to be big when I’m dead. Decades from now, at theaters spread across what’s left of the Eastern Seaboard, my disembodied head will float above a stage and read from a…
The lost weekend

The lost weekend

The best-laid plans often go awry, thanks to man and nature. “Hey, buddy, how was your weekend?” Seriously? You really want to know? Well, I noticed a tiny honeycomb above the door to my house. I grabbed a broom to…
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…
THIS ‘N THAT: Pop The Cork… It’s Wine O’clock!

THIS ‘N THAT: Pop The Cork… It’s Wine O’clock!

English is a wondrous language. I’ve been fascinated by words all my life, maybe because my mother was a schoolteacher, maybe because I’m hooked on crossword puzzles, maybe because I’ve spent much of my adult life hunched over a typewriter…
THIS ‘N’ THAT: Things that go Twerp in the Night

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Things that go Twerp in the Night

We recently survived a night under attack by the most horrible noise on earth. It was a piercing sound, one that penetrates your brain like a dentist’s drill on steroids. It was more grating than a thousand fingernails on a…
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