Monthly Archives: January 2011

I know Jack.

Last night I learned of Jack LaLanne’s passing and thought for sure it would be followed by Mark Twain’s great quote “reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” with Jack raucously laughing in the background, because if ANYbody appreciated a good joke, it was Jack, especially if he was the one telling it. They say that the 1914 Atlantic hurricane season was the least active on record.  I’m going to say it was simply because Jack was born smack in […]

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Photographic Memories

When I was 18 years old I went to Hawaii and I didn’t take a camera.  My best friend and traveling companion thought I was a lunatic and kept asking (as we passed waterfalls, volcanoes and all varieties of tropical splendor), “How can you not take pictures of this?”  I told her that the photos would pale in comparison to the images in my mind.  I still feel that way. Last weekend I received one of the greater gifts of […]

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Holidays still to come…

Did you know January is National Soup Month?  And National Oatmeal Month?  Ooh, and Hot Tea Month (though, sadly not National)?  Were you aware that January 2nd was Run it up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day?  No?  Me, either.  But I suspect that one has something to do with having New Year’s Resolutions validated and a full-blown holiday might not be in order for that messy business. January is a month full of wacky holidays.  I think […]

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Argument for argument’s sake.

Some people are so good at arguing, they ought to be given a prize for their ability.  Perhaps a big honkin’ flashy medallion attached to an award-winning ribbon with a four foot high gold trophy to match.  Ooh!  Or a ceremony, where they could be presented with epaulettes to display on their shoulders, which are better suited for chips, than crying on, any day.  These are not your downstream version of the Bickersons I’m talking about either.  These provocative, defiant, […]

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