We weren't going to try pantomime

For various logistical reasons (work schedule, M’s summer work schedule and college plans, etc), after 9 years of doing dinner set-up at the soup kitchen, I’ve switched to volunteering in the food pantry part of the operation. 229 more words

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Absolutely, positively, no senioritis here

I thought the best proof that M hadn’t succumbed to senioritis was when he was running a fever shortly before classes ended for seniors and yet he still made a trip to the library to get a few more great quotes for his final philosophy paper. 159 more words


At least they're distinctive

Turnover in the IT department at my company is so high that the rest of us have trouble keeping track of who’s who. Or rather, we may be iffy on names, but at least we’re able to tell them apart in other ways. 92 more words

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My meeting at work this morning was interrupted by the noise of turkeys gobbling. We looked out the window and saw two large turkeys fanning their tails in front of the first floor windows. 65 more words

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How to throw a really wild party

1 — Pick a night when your wife will be home late.

2 — Pick a night when your son is out at a CPR class. 100 more words

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Thoreau's grave, and a missing tree

As the snowbanks very slowly recede, E and I have taken to getting our nature walks in cemeteries, since the plowed and paved roads through them are much less wet and muddy than any woodland trails. 258 more words

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17 years later

Insurance companies usually advise you to photograph the contents of your house, so if there’s a total loss, you have proof for the insurance company of what you’ve lost. 178 more words

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