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Techtonic Plates of Change


If I hear one more commercial about “4G phones,” I may just call a company and ask for their brains. “4G” means nothing anymore, like the words/phrases “stuff,” “a la carte,” and “balanced budget.” (see “balanced meal,” which may insinuate … Continue reading

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Polymers are our friends, polymers make us happy


I know nothing about polymers. Nothing. If I drove by a polymer on my way to work, I’d fail to recognize whether it existed in a solid, a liquid, or a gas. I wouldn’t even recognize its personality. To say … Continue reading

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Clueless


Pardonez-moi, but I seem to be missing something. Something green and familiar. Not that I am complaining. No, that would be silly. But it would be nice if at least one person…even a relative…would drop in from the emerald isle…or … Continue reading

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You have hairy legs…you must come with me!


Some people have fetishes, but whole police departments? That’s going a bit too far… Several hairy-legged women were arrested by Ontario police, profiled because they had hairy legs, spoke with French Canadian accents, and wore black. Makes you wonder if … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Floyd Collins


“Floyd Collins,” an off-broadway play that debuted in 1996, is one of the most intricate performances imaginable. It is a choreographer’s nightmare combined with an awkward musical score…a challenge for any actor. Still, tonight’s performance at the state theater proved … Continue reading

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You wanna drachma?


If I were Greek, I’d want a drachma. I mean- why would I want something pronounced “euro,” unless it meant I got big slices of lamb inside a nice piece of pita? Drachma, on the other hand, sounds like I’m … Continue reading

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Songbirds and Bumblebees


OK, so I was trying to write a poem…something sweet and innocent, something touching and tender. If Justin Beiber can write songs like “Baby,” and “Boyfriend,” and Rebecca Black can sing “Friday,” well…surely, I have found a recipe for success. … Continue reading

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Waiting for hope


Tis a sweet sad sound outside…the murmuring passing of vehicles in light rain, twinkling streetlights afar off, and an occasional truck slowing down to meet the curve up ahead. It is at times like these, when I can hear more … Continue reading

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Le Grand Fromage


Please don’t throw your meatballs my way if I say I am not a proponent of cheesy sauce. Adorning pasta with cheese is like putting a tie on a dog- while it sounds like a good idea, the truth is… … Continue reading

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The Saturday Blues


Got my fingers on the keyboard Just where they oughtta be- yeah yeah Got my fingers on the keyboard Just where they oughtta be- yeah yeah Well when I got my fingers on the keyboard Baby, that’s all I’m gonna … Continue reading

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