Monthly Archives: April 2012

“STAR WARS”: A SPACE ODDITY

(Note:  My thanks to the folks at Lucasfilm LTD for their kind permission allowing me to use the image of Salacious B. Crumb in this posting.) Reel or Real? It was long, long ago (about 1990) in a place far, … Continue reading

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WORM LEARNIN’?

Higher Education Here’s something you’ve probably not heard before.  According to one of my many books of trivia the best time to teach an earthworm tricks is shortly before midnight.  Whodathunk? In the first place, are worms even capable of … Continue reading

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TO J. ON YOUR 50th BIRTHDAY

Note:   A few years ago a friend was facing the trauma of her fiftieth birthday.  I wrote this for her, having in mind the tune from the “Diarrhea” camp song featured in the film “Parenthood.”  Sing along, everyone.   The … Continue reading

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CAT-A-STROPHIC CAPERS (PART II)

Road Hazards In my race against time, Murphy’s Law struck again.  Red lights were flashing and cars ahead had stopped.  A train!  Well, why not?  My evening could use a little more suspense.  The last car of what must have … Continue reading

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CAT-A-STROPHIC CAPERS (PART I)

Things That Go “Ra-a-a-a-aow!” In the Night I had just made my umpteenth trip up the stairs for the day and had settled down to watch a little TV.  On the screen a car made a sudden turn and (in … Continue reading

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