How I Spent My Pandemic Vacation

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A friend of mine, Bob, recently went on his longest trip since the pandemic began. His mother lives over the border in Pennsylvania, about 90 miles from here, and he needed to take her some supplies that weren’t available in the small town where she resides. But once Bob crossed the state line he was stopped because of his Ohio …[ Read More ]

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Pandemonium: How To Invest Wisely Before The End Of The World

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Disaster is here! The coronavirus might kill us or at the very least make us have to cancel our vacation cruise in the Caribbean, for which we’ve already put down a $500 non-refundable deposit. If we do manage to procure a hazmat suit and lifetime supply of toilet paper to survive the current pandemic then we still have to face …[ Read More ]

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Some Crazy Things I Believe

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I believe the Democratic Party will retake the Senate and White House this year and that Donald Trump and Mike Pence will eventually end up running a tire dealership in Cheyenne, Wyoming, while Mitch McConnell will be rehydrated and used for fish food in the National Aquarium. I believe that Global Warming will soon create a huge real estate boom …[ Read More ]

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The Problems (And Benefits) Of Aging

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I often hear people complaining about getting older, frequently when I’m muttering to myself since nobody really wants to hear what I have to say anymore. But it’s important to remember that there are a lot of benefits to aging that go way beyond social security checks, senior movie tickets, and a special 20 percent discount every Thursday at Goodwill …[ Read More ]

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What Everyone Needs

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What we need: Companionship What we settle for: Sitting on the couch with our phones watching a social media stream featuring 12 pictures of our cousin’s cat, a post about the latest rock idol who died, and the 147th opportunity to give a dollar to billionaire Tom Steyer’s Presidential campaign. What we need: Nurturing What we settle for: A quarterly …[ Read More ]

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When I’m 64

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I recently turned 64 and as part of the festivities my daughter checked the Meriam-Webster website’s Time Traveler feature to find out which words were first used in print in 1955, the year I was born. I quickly realized that many of the people in the room had no idea what some of these words meant or alternatively that there …[ Read More ]

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Loopholes & Shortcuts: The Lazy Man’s Guide To Home Repair

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I went on a do-it-yourself website recently to get some of the latest tips on the best ways to quickly and easily take care of home repair problems. I found articles like “Fixing a Leak in a Vinyl Pool Liner,” “Cleaning Your Espresso Machine,” “Chandeliers Made of Household Items,” and “How to Match Cracked Travertine Tiles.” Really? What kind of …[ Read More ]

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I’ve Forgotten More Than I Ever Knew

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I’ve forgotten more than I ever knew. In other words the sum total of the knowledge currently in my brain is less than all the things I once knew but have now vanished, like a magician’s rabbit, from under my hat. At what point in my life did I cross that threshold? Certainly as I was growing up and regularly …[ Read More ]

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When The Last Kid Moves Out

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Ravi, our youngest, recently moved out of town into an apartment that he’s sharing with friends. Before he left we let him know how much we’d miss him. “I want you to remember that your room will always be here for you whenever you need it,” I told him as he took his last box out to his car and …[ Read More ]

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Cows

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We once had cows where we lived. They weren’t our cows but they always acted like they belonged on our land and we didn’t. We owned a small farm in the hills of southeast Ohio. Most of it was covered with a scraggly forest and the soil was poor clay but parts of the hillsides had been cleared for a …[ Read More ]

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