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I Like To Watch

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Shhhh… I like to watch. No not that way! Get your mind out of the gutter and go say three Hail Mary’s and a couple of Acts of Contrition. Throw some salt over your shoulder for good measure. I’m not watching in that way. I […]

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How Did We Survive? The Grumpy Guy’s Guide

The other day I asked a youngish kid, maybe 10 years old, to kindly not play behind my car, in my driveway, because it wasn’t very safe. Her response to me was, “I don’t have to. I can play wherever I want.” Which led me to: Only the strong survive… How did we manage to […]

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An Unexpected Windfall

Since I’m the “Not Independently Wealthy” kind of guy, I’m always looking for get rich quick schemes sound investment strategies. Halloween, as it turns out is a vastly ignored windfall of untapped economic opportunity. You won’t find a free seminar, or an an e-mail from Ethiopian Prince on this little venture. It doesn’t require a chain […]

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12 Steps for A Happy Halloween

Have you noticed how some people don’t understand the simple idea of Trick or Treating on Halloween? It’s not rocket science. Kids, dressed in their spooky little costumes knock on your door, say “Trick or Treat,” and you give them candy.  Pretty simple, wouldn’t you agree?’ Then, why in the name of everything Halloweenie, do some […]

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Top 7 Irksome Things

I find certain things irksome. Not mildly irritating people, or frustrating bureaucratic logic, but that burn under your skin kind of torment. I find myself less tolerant of bigoted buffoons and ignorance these days and I have compiled my top seven list of the things that irk me, based on the degree of irksomeness. 7. […]