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Banjo tuner’s nightmare

Banjo tuner: Sorry I’m late for the tuning. Banjo tunee: I thought it was tomorrow. Banjo tuner: I have it marked down for today. Banjo tunee: Well, on my Smart Calendar it’s written in for tomorrow. Banjo tuner: Yes, but … Continue reading

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Don’t do that, you idiot

Just as those with whooping cough tend to whoop it up a lot, and those with erectile dysfunction cannot whoop it up one little bit, those who suffer from the angst of anxiety are often very anxious. But while the … Continue reading

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The sky above, the zombies below

Last night our man dreamed he could fly. He’s walking down the street and just like in real life, it occurs to him he should act like a bee and buzz off. He clenches his fists and grits his teeth … Continue reading

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It takes a worried (i.e., certifiable) man

As I sit on the sun-warmed dock at this vacation lake deep in the North Woods to the north, I struggle with mixed feelings: In a way, I feel as cool as yesterday’s gazpacho, as mellow as wet cement, as … Continue reading

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Garbage in, garbage out

Is there anything more shaming than to set out your trash cans in the morning and then to come home at night and see that your cans are still full, but all of the neighbor’s cans have been emptied? In … Continue reading

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Hornblower in the Prius

In the middle of the oatmeal, a muffled bleeping from the outside world disrupts the calm at the breakfast table.  “What’s that?” he demands in Minuteman alert mode. “Sounds like somebody’s car horn,” she says without care or concern or … Continue reading

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