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Offers I Can Refuse

Like many well-intentioned bloggers, my posts have become fewer and fewer over time. Life has a way of creating demands that relegate self expression to the “nice but not necessary” category. I have no doubt I’ll pick up the pen … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Oprah

Dear Oprah, What is the deal with television interview shows that use a constantly moving camera? Especially when they have both people in the shot, and the camera keeps moving in a lazy arc back and forth around them? It’s … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Sherry Brown

I’ve never met Sherry Brown. I have no idea what she looks like, how old she is, or what she does for a living, but I hate her. I do know she has at least one daughter, who liked to … Continue reading

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Money for SomEthing

The Supreme Court decisions in the McCutcheon vs. the Federal Election Commission and other cases like Citizens United left little doubt that the trend is towards less restrictions on political contributions. And whether or not you think that’s wise, it … Continue reading

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A New Post!

So what do you do when you realize it’s mid-February and your last blog was about Christmas? Nose to the grindstone and write a scintillating new entry? Welllll…… How about instead: find an excuse to post something, anything, so at … Continue reading

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Oh, Christmas Tree

Just in time for the holidays here is a reprint of a 2006 column. For obvious reasons this is a family favorite. It was also the easiest column I ever wrote. All I did was come home from the evening … Continue reading

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Under The Weather

So a friend of mine was feeling “under the weather.” Which, we all understand, means a bit ill. So what do you say when you’re feeling well? “I’m over the weather”? Or just “I’m feeling weather today”?  Or would you … Continue reading

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Funny Downton Abbey Guide Now Available

It’s here! Or, there, actually… That is to say, my latest eBook, “An American’s Guide to Downton Abbey,” is now available from all major and most minor online retailers. It’s informative, funny, and cheap! (Hmm, I’ve been described that way…) … Continue reading

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An American’s Guide to Downton Abbey – Coming Soon!

My latest eBook, “An American’s Guide to Downton Abbey,” is scheduled to be released October 1st. Unlike my best-selling humor book from last year, “A Guy’s Secret Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey,” this time I’m tackling a subject I … Continue reading

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Set Up Running

And now for something completely different… I’ve never written a book review before, but that didn’t stop me from doing it anyway. The review below was for the Cornell Railroad Historical Society, a club I belong to. I thought my … Continue reading

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