Tag Archives: satire

Password Peril

“We’ve detected some virus activity on your account. Please change your password.” These sorts of emails send me into a panic. What was the original password for that credit card, store, membership, account, automatic bill, newsletter, blog, or whatever else … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Ode …to my Snow Shovel

Ever reliable, waiting to be grabbed The perfect size Never causing arms or back to ache You stood among the others Not as wide, not as heavy, not as tall Inconspicuous, modest, humble Your  strip of metal, secured by screws … Continue reading

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Babes in Utero Learning Languages!

Attention parents: Forget nursery school for your little ones.  Forget early language school.  Don’t bother worrying that they should learn Chinese by age 1. It’s too late. According to a new study, you missed the chance to give your cherished … Continue reading

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Cycling & Doping: Caffeine & Advil

Even sports avoiders like me can’t overlook front-page news stories exposing athletes as they fall from grace due to doping. It’s time for true confessions. I’m a cyclist and I’m chemically dependent. Preparing for a ride requires a significant amount … Continue reading

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Ninja Turtles, Hoola-Hoop Bags: What’s the Next Big Thing?

They’re back! Those four nunchuck- wielding, anthropomorphic reptiles named after Renaissance artists. Yes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are returning, determined to lure a new generation of (mostly) boys into their three -fingered grasps.  First introduced in the late ‘80’s … Continue reading

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