Depending on whatever critically important story-of-the-moment is being broadcast from whichever “reasonable” news outlet or network one is viewing or listening to – always relayed with cheerful and effervescent professionalism by carefully quaffed and coifed humans — I either find myself infuriated, amused, bemused, saddened, or horrified. Or, all mixed together. Truth be told – […]

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I play baseball. Amateur (i.e., unpaid). Fast pitch. I know, it’s nuts, but there you have it. Anyway, I’m heading out to the game and it’s across town. I’m on the highway (The Loop) and proceeding at terminal speed, which is 65 in this case. Hang on, maybe “terminal” and “speed” should not be used […]

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Let’s talk about the ancient fable, “The Hare and the Tortoise.” Everyone is hopefully familiar with this ancient tale but — for the sake of universal clarity and a shared starting point — I will provide a brief refresher. The hare is a fast runner. He brags about this speed and teases the tortoise, who […]

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I have a love-hate-hate relationship with technology. They (the same nefarious bunch that always promises to build Utopia) told us that technology would make our lives easier. Better. More fulfilling. Simplify things. What a crock of womanure (trying to be gender-sensitive here). How about some examples? Glad you bloody asked. Let’s talk email. Like a […]

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Many of the people I have interacted with lately have been commenting about me (sometimes to my face and sometimes not) on what a grumpy, grouchy, cantankerous bass turd I have become. I stopped — paused — the other day to ponder this development, and to consider what has caused this predicament. I have certainly […]

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