Monthly Archives: October 2012

I don’t like Dick Smothers or Mitt Romney


I’m dating myself here, but does anyone remember the Smothers Brothers?

Tom and Dick Smothers had a comedy show on CBS in the late sixties, and while that was slightly ahead of my time (I was four) I became aware of them later in my childhood. They were pretty funny guys – and a bit edgy too. I know these things because I’ve seen reruns of their show I guess. Or maybe it was commercials for those Time-Life DVDs that used to be all over TV. You know the ones, with the hour long infomercials where they’d show you “The Soundtrack of the 60’s” or “The Ed Sullivan Show” and you could buy them for a limited time at this special price! Continue reading

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Learned Wisdom

I once met a wise man on top of a mountain.

You know how writers sometimes bend the truth in order to make the story better? Well this isn’t one of those times. I actually met a wise man at the top of a mountain – here’s how it happened: Continue reading

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I used to own an old VW Bug.

I bought it a few years ago when I lived out in the valley. I hadn’t owned one for a while – since I was in the service probably – but had begun feeling the itch to own one again. Continue reading

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I have a hero, but I don’t know his name.

In fact, there’s a lot about him I do not know. I don’t know his age. I don’t know what his career was. I don’t even know how he came to be the way he is now – but my guess would be a stroke. Continue reading

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