Author Archives: Administrator

Valued Customer

I just opened a letter from my current propane provider. I won’t mention the name, but let’s call them Club Bourbon, which sounds more like a cigar bar, but so be it. The envelope had touted that since I was … Continue reading

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Hello, Operator?

“Tom, you have to see this!” my wife said. She was watching a YouTube video about the new mobile phone we’d ordered for her. I looked over and saw someone write the word “flower” on the new phone’s screen.  And … Continue reading

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Great Summertime Sale!

Ah, summertime, and the joy of vacations and extra reading time. To celebrate, I’ve put all my eBooks on Amazon on sale for 99 cents. Not sure how long I’ll run the sale, so just buy them all now so … Continue reading

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Walk A Mile in My Slippers

Pursuant to the law that says the sun shines when you forgot the sunblock, and it rains when you left your umbrella at home, I left the house today wearing my slippers. They’re not really slippers; they’re just very cheap, … Continue reading

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The Great Ithaca Write-In

On the 25th anniversary of the Great Ithaca Write-In, people were invited to once again write thoughts about my hometown of Ithaca, NY.  Here is my entry:     One Day In Ithaca, May 17, 2013 Like it or not, I … Continue reading

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Physicists Find Higgs Boson and Missing Socks

Scientists in Geneva, Switzerland, report that they have finally found the elusive subatomic particle called a Higgs boson.  Sometimes called the “God Particle,” it was first predicted in 1964, and scientists have been looking for it ever since. Dr. Jesse … Continue reading

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Lawyers, Guns and Kindergarten

Not much new under the sun. Today’s paper had an article from AP about 5 and 6 year old kids at school  playing with  Hello Kitty bubble guns or using their finger as a gun while playing cops and robbers, … Continue reading

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Pope Tommy

Pope Benedict surprised the world today with the news that he would step down. It was only 8 years ago that he was elected pope, and back then I weighed in with my thoughts on the matter: mainly, the Cardinals should have … Continue reading

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Waiting Room Blues

Hospital waiting rooms are one of life’s little endurance trials. No one looks forward to sitting for hours in uncomfortable chairs surrounded by sick and worried people and old mangled magazines, but one sometimes has no choice. The other day … Continue reading

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Virtual Inauguration

Below is a column I wrote 4 years ago about watching Obama’s inauguration. Well, if he can do a rerun, so can I! A recent newspaper article talked about what to expect if you attend Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington. … Continue reading

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