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Elementary, My Dear Watson And Woodley

People are often coraled into stereotyped personality groups.

The Eeyore pessimists, who’ve lost their tail and don’t think they’ll ever get another birthday present, and the Little Orphan Annie optimists who believe the sun—defying the precedent of every single yesterday—will come up tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Happy Anniversary From Your Favorite Martian

Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like telling your spouse you’re off to colonize Mars.    

Thumbing through Shakespeare, I find that Romeo compares Juliet to the sun but he’s content to remain with her on Earth in lieu of a flight of fancy incineration.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Superman And Wonder Woman Need Not Apply

Cast out demons and perform deeds of great power.

That’s what Jesus said some will claim to have done in order to get into heaven.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

'They' Are Calling For Snow? I Wish 'They' Would Stop

Every week I hear the same thing.

“They” are calling for snow.

“They” are calling for ice.

And there are those gluttons for punishment who are, I have been told more regularly than I wish, calling for snow and ice, though perhaps that particular sub-species of “they” are just being indecisive.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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