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The Running Joke

There’s been a running joke in my family ever since my wife and I married 43 years ago. You see, my father-in-law, Marty Glynn had begun to cook a good bit soon after we married, since his wife, Mary, suffered … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Revisited: Out of the Ashes

Eight years, three months, and six days before I was prematurely born, an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later another was dropped on Nagasaki, and the Second World War was essentially over. All … Continue reading

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Statistics: the Truth about US

A number of years ago I was driving down the road listening to the radio when I heard an astounding statement come over the air waves. After thorough research, scientists had concluded that children learn more effectively in smaller classrooms, … Continue reading

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The Lyin’ in Winter

To write or not to write; that is the question. “Whether it is nobler in the mind . . . .” Okay! I know I am not very original, but there are worse things I could be, right? Besides, Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Truth, or Falsies?

It was just a few days ago that I heard it for the first time: the word “falsies.” Actually, it wasn’t the very first time I’d heard the word; rather, it was the first time I had heard it used … Continue reading

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Check Under the Hood?

When I was a young boy in the 1950s and early 60s we still had full service filling stations (that’s what we called gas stations, in case you didn’t know). And each time someone drove up and parked beside the … Continue reading

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