Archives in Category: Annoyances

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Coupon Craziness

The nozzle on the end of my hose, the one with several different settings to allow for a jet stream or a mist with various options in-between, broke. It didn’t owe me anything, since I’d probably spent less than five

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The NRA and Grammar

Yesterday’s mass killing in Orlando, FL, has already raised the decibel level on the gun control issue once again. And it will command the headlines for a week or so, while the NRA will stand by its slogan: “Guns don’t

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Channeling Noah

It hasn’t really rained for forty days and forty nights around here; it just feels like it. I write this as rain pounds my driveway, my windows, and my psyche. I’m not in danger of having to leave my home,

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Unbelievable!

I was sitting at my desk when my neighbor tapped the window. She wore a look of disbelief and pointed in the direction of the street. There was only one thing that could cause such a look. I rose from

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Shame on Me

You know the old adage: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

About four years ago Delta Airlines and I had a disagreement about a refund I strongly believed was mine while the company strongly

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Fence Update

A month ago I blogged about the new fence that was installed around the perimeter of our pond to keep geese away. It’s done a marvelous job, although neither the fence nor I are letting down our guards. The geese

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Letter to a Fence

Dear Fence,

We are new neighbors, but I’m already crazy about you. I love looking out my piano room windows each morning to make sure you’re still there. Even though you’re becoming invisible as I grow accustomed to you, I’ll

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Emoji Go Home

Anybody who’s on Facebook knows that “Like” is no longer merely “Like.”  Now you can add an emoji to your “Like” to express such feelings as love, laughter, sadness, astonishment, and anger. But those are the only five emotions you

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Please Reimburse

Dear Governor Snyder: Enclosed is a bill for $130.54, which is the cost of a new tire for my car. I’m submitting it as a credit on my state income tax, since a giant Michigan pothole is responsible for ruining the

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In Thirty Seconds

Of late, I’ve taken to watching the news hour, first the local version and then the national one.  Mostly what I’ve noticed is how much I can do in a thirty second commercial, especially if there is more than one

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