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Miami International Airport

My Beloved and I returned this weekend from a stint of practicing medicine (him), and translating (me) in the Third World, and, like so many others who have done this,…

Amateur night at the groomers

“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Amateur Night at the Groomers, brought to you by the Flat Rock Grille and Animal Hospital. I’m your host, Wendell Stitched, and…

Time to rant like a phlebotomist

Have you ever found yourself on the helpless end of someone’s diatribe, where you can’t escape without doing yourself bodily harm? Try sitting in the phlebotomist’s chair when she’s getting…

Sleeping at the Momlite Motel

One of my favorite Bailey White books is called Sleeping at the Starlite Motel, and it’s a series of essays about her adventures in the homes of various relatives. Some…

Do a grouch a favor today

Have you noticed that there’s something in Valentine’s Day that brings out the worst in people?  People who don’t have a sweetheart complain that nobody brings them candy or flowers. …

Halftime

We would be the first to admit that we don’t really expect entertainment of the conventional sort when it comes to Super Bowl halftime shows. We realize that weeks of…

Things to do in February

It’s a good thing that February is the shortest month of the year, because it comes at a time when, let’s face it, the world is just not at its…

Dear Household Karma Company:

First of all, let us apologize for not paying the Good Household Karma bill when it was due. We didn’t realize it WAS due, since the bills are never delivered…

Your call is very important to us

The other day I had the occasion to call the claims office of my insurance company. This is not the same thing as the local office, where people are invariably…

More Nonsense

Perhaps you felt, after last week’s little foray into holiday music, that we were done with that topic for another year. Perhaps you even breathed a sigh of relief. Well,…

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