Category Archives: Life is Interesting

Signs can be weird, movies can be weird, the deli-counter at any Martin’s is always weird. Sometimes Life works in mysterious and melancholy ways.

Hearts and Hours

The last night I spent in a hospital was early March of 1957. I checked out of my mother and into the hospital on March 1st of that year and I’ve never been back since. That streak is about to … Continue reading

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Don’t Nail Your Laptop Battery In Place

I recently bought a replacement battery for my laptop and I happened to glance through a small foldout entitled, User Manual. There, I came across some admonitions that I did not think needed to be put in writing, chief among … Continue reading

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Repost This Or Else

Keeping in touch with friends through Facebook is one of life’s little pleasures. Among life’s great irritants are the Facebook posts that demand I repost something as my status or else I am not a true friend; or I am … Continue reading

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Musical Harassment

I read in the paper recently that the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” has come under heavy criticism for what some consider its promotion of sexual harassment. An Internet search reveals that the debate over this song, written in 1944 … Continue reading

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Creating People

I create people. As an author, I create characters, endow them with a past, present, and future, put them in predicaments and then extricate them. I can make them tall, short, handsome, ugly, and I can make them make you … Continue reading

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Best Warning Sign Ever

Stupid signs are everywhere as I have written about in the past. Here’s one from Walmart that leaves me confused:Should I enter or stand here or find another door? Is this to confuse the people of Walmart who show up … Continue reading

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The Importance of Saturday Night

While recently rummaging through some old files, I came across the ad for various posters that you see below from 1978, that is 39 years ago. These images are just how I remember these stars, though they are certainly not … Continue reading

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