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  • And yet once more

    The Newfoundland sealing disaster, the Southern Cross, the Caribou, the Ocean Ranger, et al. Cougar Helicopters Flight 491. Back in the ...

  • Death of a salesman

    I am not a cruel person. Really, I'm not. I don't enjoy tearing the wings off flies or bottling up moths in a mayonnaise jar until they pass on ...

  • To whom it may concern

    So everyone's all upset about atheists. I don't know what all the fuss is about. It's as though no one knew atheists existed before. Suddenly, ...

  • Weightlessness

    There must be 50 ways to lose your blubber. Not that I have all that much blubber to lose, mind you. But far as I'm concerned, five pounds is as ...

  • Shoulder to shoulder

    Senator Michael Duffy. The senator's first speech is something to remember. Not exactly up there with John F. Kennedy's "Ask not what your ...

  • Lost and gone like Clementine

    You've heard of the lost tribes of Israel. The lost boys, the lost generation, the lost cod. Lost worlds, lost causes, lost chapters of the ...

  • If

    If you keep your head when she's complaining And usually complaining about you, If you can keep from flying off the handle, Instead of shouting ...

  • God made us this way

    I am not the sharpest chisel in the toolbox. Never pretended to be. I have my limitations, I know what they are, and I perform accordingly. ...

  • And furthermore, you idiot

    I don't often get nasty phone calls or e-mails. My readers are as polite as they are discerning. A more genteel group is difficult to imagine. I ...

  • Called into service

    Poor Daughter Number Three! Daughter Number Three had a rather difficult Sunday morning last week. She was home for the Christmas holidays, of ...