May Flowers Bring . . .

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? While some veterans of old canards might think the answer is Pilgrims, around here I’m starting to think the true answer is: more winter than we had the first four months of this year. It is May 31, one day after Memorial Day, the […]

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Pro Life: A Quiz

It maybe might be that I’m a tad cranky today. I’m sure I can’t think of 21 new reasons why, but here’s a quiz for all of us to see just how “pro life” we really are. Good luck, and no cheating unless you think it will further your political ambitions. Question 1) The time […]

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An Uninvited Guest

As a sophomore in high school, I almost flunked my first semester of biology because I just couldn’t bring myself to undertake the requisite insect collection. Every freshman graduate knew this assignment was coming, and the dedicated sophomores-to-be started their collections even before the school year. I tried to be one of those students, but […]

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When A Tree Falls

In case you were concerned, don’t be: the five drops of rain we’ve received have long been whisked away by the blistering, unrelenting wind. Our drought status remains secure. When these wacky scientists tell me about climate change, they focus on how warm it is going to get. They neglect to mention the wind. The […]

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Still Here

I don’t know where to start. That’s a daily conundrum, you understand, one that I take more seriously some days than others. There just seems to be a general lack of wherewithal in my life these days. I keep peering around corners for any speck of good news, and most corners come up empty. Almost […]

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