Monthly Archives: January 2017

Goodbye Sears

The word is out, our Sears store is among the 150 stores being closed as the department store financial institution holding company orphaned co-brand of K-mart Big-K, makes it easier for the corporate pallbearers to shovel it into the retail … Continue reading

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School Nights and Absent Friends

If we were having a beer, you would start with a nice gesture. “Hey, sorry about your Steelers. Everything’s on me today, beer, wine, wings. Order up.” “Thanks. That’s nice of you. It’s also nice of you not to rub … Continue reading

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ten slang slung plus one

Originally posted on itkindofgotawayfromyou:
clinger : a female dancing very close to her partner (1890) cossack : a policeman (1850s) pull the devil by the tail : to take a risk of ruin (ca. 1750) the devil’s guts : a…

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Thursday Doors – Lewis Street

Once again, arriving early for a haircut appointment allowed time for a mini-doorscursion. I wanted to walk half way around the block to get a picture of the Mechanics Savings Bank entrance. When they built their new home office, they … Continue reading

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One-Liner Wednesday – Improving Memory

Before you delete this post, let me assure you that I’m not going to suggest, a potion, exercise, supplement or on-line service to help you improve your memory. I don’t hawk products on this site, heck, I even pay for … Continue reading

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Rachel Somebody

Almost exactly two years ago, I wrote about an occurrence of the Baader-Meinhof effect. A couple of months later, I wrote about some other interesting things that I wanted to categorize under the heading of a phenomenon, but I was … Continue reading

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You Can Count on Me

If we were having a beer, you would be wondering about the tab. “Do you remember who paid last time we were here?” “No, but I remember offering to pick up the next tab, or something like that.” “In that … Continue reading

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