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things i wish i had said, part 69

“Life’s too short to be in a quandary. Wear the pants. Own the odor. Live the life. Do the art.” — Candace Cooksey Fulton

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the keys to a good marriage, part 6

When in doubt, just go with her spelling.  

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the first chicago marathon

I recently asked people to share their most memorable race, as a participant or spectator, live or televised. My friend Maura wrote the following. It’s so perfect (except I’d go with the Pete Seeger version of “little boxes”) that I … Continue reading

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Life is funny, part 374

We’re wandering around the Desert Botanical Garden. A pleasant day in May in that Summer is Just Around the Corner kind of way. The cactus are blooming, the baby quail are scurrying, the butterflies are flittering. A good day. We … Continue reading

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 all the difference

Dear Mr. Frost: What if there’s only one road? Sincerely, Gary  

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things i wish i had said, part 68

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost Everybody knows the fight was fixed The poor stay poor, the rich get rich That’s … Continue reading

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never joke with a surgeon

me: I think I see the outline of a surgical sponge there.  Surgeon: I don’t see a surgical sponge.  me: Oh.  Doctor’s offices should have laugh tracks. 

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