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The taxes I pay and the good it does me

June 10th, 2013 · No Comments

My wife is spending some time in some government buildings this week where her sole purpose is simply to stand in lines and then write checks. It got me to thinking…. Because she and I have jobs, we pay…. Federal Income Tax, State Income Tax, County Income Tax, City Income Tax, Social Security Tax, Medicare […]

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I Become an Anti-Sports Guy

February 8th, 2013 · No Comments

As of last night, I’ve become one of those folks who self-righteously decry the importance our culture places on ‘sports’ above all else, especially academics. It’s become so over the top. Sure, I learned a long time ago that you could rough up women and cut classes fairly easily if you had the ability to […]

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Advice for Woman: How a man drinks

December 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Ladies, When out in a drinking establishment, you can tell a lot about a man by how he drinks. If he’s downs a cheap shot quickly (or pre-maturely) and then slams the glass on the bar and turns to ‘high-five’ one of his buddies, that should give you an idea of how he does everything. […]

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Quit Whining About Political Ads, You Baby

November 1st, 2012 · No Comments

I think I may go bonkers if I hear one more complaint about political ads. What are you people yearning for? Are those cell phone, cola and car ads so special to you? At some point on Tuesday when the voting starts and those ads stop, we’ll have participated in something that is not only […]

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No Cable TV for me. Why I cut the cord.

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Tell me a story. That’s what TV is all about to me. Tell me a story. Heck, that’s what watching sports, reading  novels, watching the news – heck – even reading the newspaper is about. Tell me a story. Tell me a story that entertains. If it enlightens, educates or provides a bit of insight […]

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So I pulled a knife on a woman….

December 30th, 2011 · No Comments

No not really. But she acted as if I did. So it’s pre-7 am and I’m in the automated check-out lane at the Kroger store buying a 12-pack of Diet Dr. K. I’m a frugal caffienne addict, you see. I reached into my right hand pocket to pull out my wallet. Now also in that […]

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Two Moms at Chipotle

December 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Yesterday I stood in line at Chipotle’s and watched two moms out together with their two school-aged kids each. The first mom sat down, put the food and drinks in front of herself and her kids and the three began to eat. The second mom had her children sit down then she carefully unwrapped each […]

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My Christmas trip to the liquor store

December 21st, 2011 · No Comments

I remembered I needed gifts for folks in my professional life and the answer to that question is always booze. I trotted down the street the the discount liquor store sandwiched between a check cashing place and place that says “American Food” ran by accented guys from an indeterminate Eastern European country. The place was […]

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