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I Believe…

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in acceptance of all people – race, creed, color, ethnicity, lifestyle that children should be cuddled more than chided in baking brownies and calling on the new neighbors that the universe created figs just for me in the promise of spring on that first warm day in April that learning is lifelong that stories about […]

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“Be Prepared To Hold Your Liquor Pretty Well…Don’t Write Dirty Words on Walls If You Can’t Spell!”

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Tom Lehrer recently turned 81 years old.  Now, he was no Spring Chicken when a friend introduced me to his satirical songs over 30 years ago.  Most of his songs were already 10 years old when I heard them!  We used to sit in the eaves of our terrible high school auditorium, playing the albums […]

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“…and Morgul as the Friendly Drelb.”

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I realize that I’m showing my age here, but I’ve always missed the fast-paced hit-and-run sketch comedy of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from the late 1960s/early 1970s.  The sketch shows since then (Saturday Night Live, MADtv, etc.) went their own way for a different kind of audience.  Now maybe Laugh-in wouldn’t work in today’s world. […]

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The Ginkgo Biloba Must Be Working

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Thunder asked me if my high school had a school song.  The only song I remember was the drinking song we sang in the stands during football games.  Yes, I was in Marching Band, and don’t look at me that way. Now I don’t want to say exactly how many years it’s been since I […]

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“Your Eyes Are So Beautiful. Come. Meet My Parents.”

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First of all, yes, I understand the hair IS a problem, but hey!  We all looked something like this – it was the 70s! My old friend, Keith, died in his late 20s and I’ve been remembering him lately.  His birthday just passed, and coincidentally I found some old photos of high school friends while […]

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