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DOES BEING 60 COUNT AS A DISABILITY?

Almost 2 years ago, IBM moved David’s job to India, and didn’t invite him to go along. Like many too many experienced workers toward the top edge of professional competence, he’s been unable to replace the job that ended almost 3 years ago. He’s smart with a tremendous work ethic, but he’s 62. Maybe too smart? Or maybe too 62? I don’t recall anyone being so blatant (or stupid) as […]

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WHAT GAME SHOW DO YOU WANT TO BE ON?

The Romans had their games (think chariots racing or gladiators fighting). So did the jousting, dragon-slaying Brits. Aztecs (or was it Incas?) played a form of soccer with severed heads of their enemies. Of course the pains of losing were final; a defeated gladiator couldn’t try again later. Here’s my take on the game shows I’ve considered…what about you? “Fear Factor”? What sadist thought this game up? “The Biggest Loser”? […]

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YOUR MOTHER IS FULL OF GARBAGE. SO IS YOUR DAD.

When you swim in the ocean, you never know when you’re gonna get a snoot-full of saltwater. Gloucester fishermen tell tales that, if you swim far enough, there are whole islands of garbage out there. And just when we figure it’s safe to go in the water, a rogue wave comes out of nowhere (we think) and BAM! we’re underwater. That sounds like most relationships to me: Unpredictable, loaded with […]

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EARTH TO HEFNER. COME IN, HUGH. HUGH?

I’m not stalking this guy, really.  I never intended to say so much, so many times, about Hugh Hefner.  But I just accidentally came across something he said I can’t keep quiet about.  See if you have the same reaction. Reality tv and reality aren’t the same thing. LIKE HE KNOWS FROM REALITY?  He wear pajamas in a mansion on another planet for god’s sake.   Hefner’s created a sexual fantasy world […]

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I’M IN LOVE AND GEEZ IT HURTS!

Nobody wanted to hear this on Valentine’s Day.  So I’m debuting my list today instead.  Drum roll, please! Here’s my TOP TEN LIST OF BEST-DOWN-IN-THE-DUMPS-ABOUT-LOVE songs.  What’re yours? 1.    I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams 2.    Love Hurts – Roy Orbison 3.    She’s Out of My Life – Michael Jackson 4.    In My Life – The Beatles 5.    Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton 6.    Even Now – […]

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WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME IF . . .?

It’s complicated.  Researchers devise lots of studies about attractiveness.  Things like what foods are sexy and the number of dates you get based on where your eyes are in relation to your ears.  Don’t know anyone who’s gone under the knife to rearrange their ears.  Except her.    That we fund grants to gain this knowledge  is obvious — we hear about the results on OWN, read them in Cosmo, know they’re true based […]

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