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Three Generals

In the dark recesses of our government, there are people laboring to keep us safe. These people are not machines. They are humans, with human needs; they hunger; they thirst; they...love. A brief sketch about love in honor of Valentine's Day.

Top Five Commandments for Texting

Everything you wanted to know about texting but were afraid to ask.

The Allendale Trail

Childhood memories of fording a river, broken wagon yokes, and dying of dysentery.

Brass Monkey

More snow and ice inspired two liners for a news segment. Sorry about the frequency of these a fewer posts of other items.

The Beverage Protests

Grand Rapids is Beer City USA. You can't swing a cat without hitting a microbrewery. Pity all they make are IPAs.

The Groundhog Sees His Shadow

With Saturday, the day that I actually wrote this, being Groundhog Day, I started wondering about the name of a groundhog's home. Is it a burrow? Is it a den? Then I discovered, or remembered, that rabbits live in warrens. Then I thought of Elizabeth Warren. Well you see where this is...

Federal Employees Nearly Riot in Back to Work Shopping

WASHINGTON DC – It was the most wonderful time of the year for teen aged children across the United States on Monday morning this week.  Thousands of furloughed non-essential government employees returned to work and permitted their high-school children to have the house to themselves for those precious 3 hours every weekday afternoon. Jan Johnson,...

Share the Gas

I'm trying to spend a bit more time working on Two Liners. With the record cold this week this segment was easy.

S.T.E.M. is Out – Applied Social Outrage is In

BERKLEY, CA – The University of California, Berkley, announced today a new program of study in its College of Letters and Sciences: Applied Social Outrage.  The new UC Berkley major will provide young privileged middle-class students with a method and focus for their outrage. “Our advantaged youth are becoming more and more agitated over issues...