Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Doing what you do

One of the most important lessons my father ever taught me was the art of using a scythe. It was a lesson passed down to him by his father, and generations of fathers before. Today too many people don’t even know what a scythe is,

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How about a happy face

Here’s a story that’s been around for a long, long time.  A wealthy gentleman saw a cockroach in his private suite while traveling on the Long Island Rail Road. Incensed he wrote an indignant letter to the president of the railroad complaining of the incident

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The End is Nigh

    The end is nigh. Well, at least in terms of the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – known among goers as the 74th. As rallies go, it was smaller than usual, probably because some bikers were saving up to come next year for the 75th,

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Rendezvous in Sturgis

Sometimes there are things that just cannot be properly said in English. The words “in flagrante” come to mind. A few Latin phrases notwithstanding, most of the useful foreign words seem to be French, a language that is particularly well suited to sly innuendo. For