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Book Review — A Man Called Ove December 1, 2017

A Man Called Ove: A Novel “A Man Called Ove” is a simple story of a man, Ove, who has a very clear sense of right and wrong. Ove is competent and efficient and hardworking. He is also cranky and curmudgeonly and thinks everyone around him is a nitwit. Which, of course, they largely are.…

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I’m 40 Now October 28, 2017

I’m forty now (Ok, forty-six) A decent age I’ve had my fix Of parties, hoo-has, galas, and more Of drunken evenings on the shore   My worries now Have changed in kind I wonder if I’ve lost my mind If you can see my whiskery chin My sagging butt, my wrinkled grin   My weekends…

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Pokemon Go Home July 17, 2016

Because I am nothing if not a follower of the latest trends, I downloaded Pokemon Go to my phone. For both of you out there who are even more behind the times than I am and who don’t know exactly what this Pokemon Go thing is, I will do my best, in my middle aged…

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My Funeral January 31, 2016

    Right about the time I graduated from college, my friends started getting engaged.  It got to the point where every week there was either an engagement, a shower, or a wedding.  This was what my social life was: pretending to care when someone unwrapped a Mr. Coffee, elbowing other women wearing uncomfortable dresses…

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I’m Too Old for Overtime March 1, 2015

I watched the Duke Blue Devil/UNC Tar Heel college basketball game the other night.  As a Duke alum, I’m pretty sure I signed something upon graduation saying that they could take away my diploma if I didn’t watch this game.  Which is fair enough, because I would never not watch it on purpose. Due to…

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