Category Archives: Essays

MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENTS, Part 1

Worth a Second Thought? While surfing the Net one day I came across an item on the Yahoo! Finance website that struck me as pretty dismal.  The pessimistic headline read, “The Ten Worst Majors for Finding a Good Job.”  (Tuesday, … Continue reading

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HOMEMADE ZOMBIES

Catching Up Despite memories of his disastrous arrival in north Texas for Thanksgiving seventeen months earlier (see my post of January 16, 2012, “Driving Miss Crazy”), my son Jake appeared at the DFW airport the Wednesday before Easter this year … Continue reading

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BEWARE! STRANGE DAYS AHEAD!

Made It by a Hair Whew!  I had a close call recently. I was at the vet’s office to pick up some medication for my cat who suffers with inflammatory bowel disease.  Seems she now needs to supplement her other … Continue reading

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IN PURSUIT OF LOWER EDUCATION

If you’ve ever played Trivial Pursuit you may have been surprised at how many useless bits of information you have (or not) picked up during your lifetime.  I’ve played the game myself and am pretty good at it.  Still, it … Continue reading

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CREATURE CLUSTERS

SHELDON:  I heard you giggling.  What’s so funny? WES:  I was just reading this list of collective names for animals.  Scientists apparently have a sense of humor.  At least some seem to like playing with words anyway. SHELDON:  How so? … Continue reading

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