Tag Archives: humor

Let’s wage war on incontinence: join #pantylinernation

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Coughing uncontrollably from a recent upper respiratory infection inspired me to start a movement to wage war on incontinence. This is your invitation to join the efforts by becoming part of #pantylinernation.

A view of 2016 through my backup camera

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To distract myself from making New Year’s resolutions, I did a little trip down memory lane, looking back at 2016 through my backup camera.

A view of ‘Gift of the Magi’ through cataracts

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This is remake of a familiar story featuring the fictitious couple, Opal and Henry Wiseman. They are senior citizens excited about spending their 2017 social security raise to make each other happy at Christmas time. But as in the original story their plans take an ironic twist.

Maine men abandon wives, save marriages

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An interesting thing happens in Maine every November. Men abandon their wives by the thousands. They think they are going deer hunting but they are actually contributing to the longevity of their marriages.

So what exactly is a first world injury?

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A high standard of living lends itself to some unique risks and injuries. I explore some of my mishaps in this humorous essay.

9 Unique cures for life’s most constipating moments

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With the glut of cures for constipation on the market, don’t you think there should be specialized pills to cure this gut-wrenching affliction?

A lighthearted view of serving on jury duty

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Shallow reflections goes undercover with this story about jury duty. She knows what she is talking about since this is how she spent her summer vacation. Almost.

Ready to toss your floss? First, count the cost

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My belief in 9 out of 10 dentists has been shaken. But that doesn’t mean I’m ready to give up floss.

7 Safe indoor hikes because ticks and mosquitoes suck

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Something happened that heightened my fear of insect borne diseases and drove me to plan safe, indoor recreation. I’m sure you will agree these are ideas that can keep you moving in the safety of the great indoors.

Taking stock of my underperforming metabolism

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While others my have concerns about shrinking portfolios, I am facing a personal disaster that has more to do with inflation: I have an underperforming metabolism.