Give Me One Good Reason Bandicoots Are Not Allowed in the Dog Show


The office where I work had a dog show today in a local park. Once again, my pet bandicoots, all forty-three of them, were not […] Read


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A Year-End Roundup of the Top Notable and Neglected Fictitious Books Every Reader Overlooked

Every year, thousands of books are published. Most go unread because they’re crap, while others are unread because, hey let’s face it, the majority of […] Read

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Party Animal

Despite my introverted and shy nature, people may be surprised to know that I’m not much of a party animal. I don’t have the natural […] Read


Clipart Comedy

Looking for some old-fashioned cartoons? Here’s a few for you. (Click to enlarge)         Read

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Science Patrick’s Day

Otto, Donna, and I spent the afternoon of March 17 at the McWane Center in Birmingham, Alabama. There were several special events and exhibits at […] Read

Woman Wanting More

Yadda, Yadda, Yaddo

  I arrived at Yaddo, the prestigious artists’ retreat, in the summer of 1941. With America’s “day that will live in infamy” several months away, […] Read

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Shuffling Cards at Work – Deal Me Out

In a recent scientific survey, all Americans said they would rather be attacked by a rabid badger than sign greeting cards at work. Granted, the […] Read


The Hammy

  This weekend is the annual Burt family ham decorating and sculpting contest, otherwise known as The Hammy. I don’t like to brag, but I […] Read


Third Grade Vocabulary Words and Example Sentences

My eight-year-old son asked me to help him with example sentences for his vocabulary words. I think I may have caused further confusion with the […] Read

Choking the Muse

Choking the Muse and Her Skanky Girlfriend

  Let’s face it: writing is hard work. It’s difficult even when you know what you want to write about and it’s downright excruciating when […] Read

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Toe Jumps and Camel Spins: The Susan and Todd Story

  Susan and Todd believe in love at first sight. “That might sound strange considering how long it took Todd to notice me,” Susan said. […] Read

Easter Bat

Visiting the Easter Bat

It has become a yearly tradition (at least this year) to round up the neighborhood kids and take them to visit the Easter Bat. At […] Read

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Recovering From Debt Rape

Though ignored by financial experts, the number one cause of debt is a lack of money. Sure, we’ll look at the causes for the lack […] Read

White Whale

Chasing Moby

  EXT. ON THE DECK OF THE SHIP, PEQUOD – DAY CAPTAIN AHAB is standing on the ship’s deck, looking intently across the ocean. STARBUCK […] Read

Walking with Dinosaurs in Alabama

Walking with Dinosaurs in Alabama

The family and I went to Birmingham, Alabama, in 2009 to watch “Walking with Dinosaurs.” We heard two kids were killed at a previous show, […] Read