Category Archives: Strictly for bitter laughter

Waiting anxiously for a phone call? How to make the phone ring

An hour went by like so much traffic outside my office window. Several cars. A few trucks. A USMP motorcycle. They were all going slowly. People went in and out of the post office on the other side of the … Continue reading

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Dear authors: Long, long ago, before there were podcasts…

Dorothy Sayers wrote a short story, “An Arrow O’er The House,” in which an aspiring murder mystery novelist, Mr. Humphrey Podd, has become frustrated by publishers’ rejections of his books. He decides he needs a vigorous method of promotion even … Continue reading

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Some animal news…and Mars

From Harper’s Weekly Review: …a male baboon in Australia escaped captivity during a vasectomy operation and fled the facility in the company of two females. Thieves in England left behind a duck at a store they had robbed; it was … Continue reading

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