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My latest installment of, “When the Witless Go To Washington” — or maybe, “You Can’t Outwit the Wittiest”? Or, “No One is Dumber Than Dan”? This actually happened. As I explained in previous posts, our brother Jon died in August … Continue reading
Lately, I have seriously considered permanently changing my name. Because I am an artist and writer, I have always just kept my own name to avoid confusion, even maintaining it through an eleven-year marriage, now defunct. There is the matter … Continue reading
Amanda is a Special Olympics gold medal swimmer and diver. If the ferry boat ever sinks, she is, “under contract to save my sorry cement block butt.” She started out young — Dad wanted her to be confident in the … Continue reading
The election of Donald Trump has shaken a large (perhaps the majority – since more people actually voted for Hillary Clinton) part of the population. One faction affects me personally — Hillary had promised to be a champion for people … Continue reading
I know everyone likes to see nice and sunny, funny stories about my sister Amanda, who despite (or maybe partially due to) having Down syndrome, has an offbeat, self-deprecating sense of humor and a characteristic bluntness. Her one-liners quickly became … Continue reading
It’s a little bit ironic that yesterday, of all days, I got the phone call. The whole world was reeling from the sight of three hooded terrorists, screaming about Muhammed, their spattered gunfire echoing through the streets of Paris. How much nerve does it take … Continue reading
My best friend is dying. We met in 1989, and became daily companions. But after 8 years I had moved away, and we had seen each other sporadically thereafter. Now that the cancer is taking its toll, of course, I wish I had put … Continue reading
Creativity seems to attract bullies. Like many other movie buffs, I have watched with interest as Seth Rogan’s new film, “The Interview” was yanked from its schedule, caving to apparent non-specific threats from an angry Korean bunch. One could only … Continue reading
I have a sweet friend who is slipping away. Even though I haven’t seen her in a year’s time, I can feel her spirit leaving. It might be because my consciousness knows she is going, and I am becoming … Continue reading
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