Pandemic Progress

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We’ve made great strides since the pandemic started in coping with our ever more surreal reality. I noticed that in New York City they’ve recently started to issue $50 tickets to passengers who aren’t wearing masks on the subway. “Yeah, but how are they going to enforce that,” said Sue. “The kind of people who won’t wear a mask are …[ Read More ]

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Forgetting

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I keep forgetting what I’m trying to remember and remembering what I’m trying to forget. It’s possible that if I could somehow reverse my brain I would be more alert, happier, and even possibly sane. Does this mean I need to swap my left brain for my right and vice versa? Or perhaps I should practice standing on my head …[ Read More ]

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My Personal Pandemic Podcasting Network

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I’m the kind of person who always likes to listen to something when I’m alone, whether it be the radio, stereo, or the neighbors next door arguing about whose turn it is to walk the dog. I also enjoy podcasts when I’m cooking or painting, catching up on various NPR shows I have missed. But lately I have a new …[ Read More ]

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My Guinness World Records

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The Guinness Book of World Records was first published in 1955 and holds its own world record, as the Best Selling Copyrighted Book of All Time. (Whichever of the disciples forgot to file a copyright for the Holy Bible is probably not going to be up for a promotion anytime soon.) The Record Book was originally conceived by a managing director …[ Read More ]

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The New Normal

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America right now feels a lot like Cuba did on a trip I took there last year: People are standing in long lines waiting to get into stores where they are rationing meat and I have to figure out how to use bathrooms with no toilet paper. But thank God for my bottle of precious hand sanitizer (until it’s all …[ Read More ]

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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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