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One-Liner Wednesday – Torture (without pain)

Last week I walked around the block with Alex, half of it with a leaf stuck to my shoe. He wanted me to take it off–he insisted I take it off–he needed me to take it off, but I told … Continue reading


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One-Liner Wednesday – The Brain

The human brain is amazing: I’ve gone from “coffee hurts because it gives me heartburn” to “heartburn is comforting because it means I have my coffee.” Also, it’s fall! And I went for a walk down by the waterfront today. … Continue reading


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One-Liner Wednesday – It’s Cortisone-Shot Day!

Here’s hoping I don’t wake up after five hours of sleep feeling like my arm is in a meat grinder tomorrow! A Halloween image for you, to remove the image of an arm in a meat-grinder from your brain: If … Continue reading


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One-Liner Wednesday – Pro tip for the grocery store

First thing to do after you sanitize your hands: go straight to the produce bags and open as many of those suckers as you need while your fingers are still damp. If you would like to participate in this prompt, … Continue reading


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One-Liner Wednesday – Maybe not happy, but…

Photo: Cherry blossoms and the quote: “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ― Alexander Pope This has long been my philosophy. If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the … Continue reading


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One-Liner Wednesday – The Lasting Consequences of Sign Language

Don’t ever sign that you have to go to work when you’re fed up, frustrated, and angry. It can leave a nasty bruise on the back of your left hand that you can still feel a week later. If you … Continue reading


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One-Liner Wednesday – A backhanded compliment?

I wonder sometimes if Chinese food likes me as much as I like it … The craziest thing? I got this same message almost exactly five years ago to the day. Figure out those odds, Mr. Holton! 😉  Click. Photo: … Continue reading