Monthly Archives: February 2009

Valentine’s Day/The “Cotton” Anniversary

I know that you all have been hearing about it constantly, but allow me to be the next to say Happy V.D.  Of course, I’m referring to Valentine’s Day not the other thing.  However, feel free to walk around all day Saturday saying:  “Hello.  How’s your V.D?” and watch people’s faces. But Valentine’s Day is a […]

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Some time ago a writer friend of mine named Jean suggested a book called Walking on Alligators: A Book of Meditations for Writers by Susan Shaughnessy.  Each page begins with a quote from an author, then a brief essay and finally an exercise.  I decided to turn to a random page, read it and perform the exercise.  […]

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25 Random Things

If you’re on Facebook (which I am), no doubt you’ve been tagged to share 25 Random Things about yourself.  This chain tag is so prolific that Time Magazine has actually covered it.  It has all the charm of a chain letter except that a) you know exactly who sent it to you, b) there’s no promise […]

A Recent Nightmare

“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”  –Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, 1776. Last night, I had a crazy dream.  I dreamed I was walking down a dark, deserted street.  The streetlights winked […]

The Chicken Elite

As I was making breakfast this morning and cracking the eggs into the pan, I got to thinking.  Whenever I buy eggs, I like to buy the Extra Large eggs.  Maybe it’s because I’m a big guy and everything else I buy is Extra Large, too.  But then I started to wonder:  “How do we […]

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The Morning After

Hello again, friends.  It’s been a couple days since my last post, but there’s a very good explanation; I’ve been busy eating like crap in preparation for the “Big Game.”  (Like everyone else, I have to use the term “Big Game” in place of “Super Bowl” because “Super Bowl” is copyrighted, but now that I’ve used it […]

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