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Everybody Wants Shiree’s House

Everybody Wants Shiree’s House

Somebody wants to buy Shiree's house. Shiree must have the end-all/be-all of houses because people are texting her multiple times a week, trying to buy her place. There is only one problem: They think I'm Shiree.  For a little over a year now, I've been getting...

Bullfights & Ex-Wives

Bullfights & Ex-Wives

I just finished the Ken Burns documentary on Earnest Hemingway.  I learned a lot about the celebrated author from this 6-hour documentary. The biggest takeaway is that his life seemed to be wrapped up in ex-wives and bullfights. He collected a lot of the former...

Taxes and Weevils

Taxes and Weevils

I had to re-file my taxes. It could be because our government's motto is "Anything painful is worth making taxpayers repeat." Or it could be because I might have made a slight mistake on the first round. Tomato / "Tuhmahto"   The point is I had to give an...

The Trees Are Trying To Kill Me

The Trees Are Trying To Kill Me

Nature is still trying to kill me. I'm certain of it. A few weeks back I wrote about the parade of animals coming through our yard. Deer, coyotes, snakes, hawks, etc. And I don't live in the country. I can be at a Starbucks and/or a Jiffy Lube in less than 5...

If I Had a Hammer

If I Had a Hammer

Now that the Oscars are over (I didn't watch), news is trickling out about this year's swag bags. If you're not familiar with this tradition, let me summarize.  Each year a bunch of companies pay the people who put on the Academy Awards a big pile of cash for the...

The Circle of Life

The Circle of Life

Life goes in circles. When you go to a funeral, the minister always uses the phrase ashes to ashes, dust to dust. I think it would be better if he said diapers to diapers, pureed food to pureed food.  There are circles in everything. As toddlers, we constantly...