Abbreviated open letters

Dear Dude Pumping Iron to Dave Matthews Band,
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Dear The Aunt,
More or less sincere,
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Dear Puppy’s nuts,
So long.
To the vet soon with ya,
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I saw this last night in Harris Teeter. I know I shouldn’t be surprised, as virtually every store prematurely blows its Christmas load these days, but we’re getting closer and closer to seeing Christmas shit before Halloween. This is absurd. Let me think about my turkey, stuffing, and macaroni and cheese before I start thinking [...]

Turkey trouble

Now that November’s here, Thanksgiving plans are bubbling up. Mom-66 is retiring soon and the finishing touches are being placed on her brand new house to which she’ll retire. Word is it’s quite nice, so you can’t blame her for wanting to have the immediate family down for some turkey. I was planning on making [...]


I realize the importance of today as has to do with American history and the direction of this country. I plan on exercising my right as a citizen, and I plan on keeping half an eye on what’s going on. There’s one thing I can’t do, and that’s talk about it anymore.
I often categorize myself [...]

Pushing the button

I know I probably shouldn’t, but most mornings I do it a few times before I start my day. Sometimes I only do it once, but those mornings are rare. I know the dog must hate it. I know I’d be better off if I could just get going on a daily basis without doing [...]