Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Friendly Skies

I used to love to fly and I’ll bet you did too. You got there so fast. You got a great lunch, with a choice of meals. You got pop and snacks. Sure, you lost your bags on occasion, but … Continue reading

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No News at All

Not long ago there was an unusual week. Nothing important happened. To the best of my knowledge, there was no news at all. There were no terrorist bombings and no NATO drone strikes that killed innocent civilians. There were also … Continue reading

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The Bulwer-Lytton Contest

I hope you like it as much as I do – the annual Bulwer-Lytton contest, I mean. Since 1982, the English Department at San Jose State University has invited aspiring writers to compose the opening sentence of the worst possible … Continue reading

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