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Immigrant Life: Taking Off the Cone of Shame
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Immigrant Life: Taking Off the Cone of Shame

Hi. My name is Moro. I am a Shiba Inu puppy. There’s a meme that went viral on the Internet about another Shiba Inu like me, a dog they call “Doge.” The meme shows pictures of this yellow dog with lots of silly words scribbled all over…

November 4, 2016
The green tuft dude emoticon says it's all about how cool you are to buy leafy greens. The safety pin under his nose reminds you that there are some hazards associated with all that bulk.
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Grocery Stores Need Emoticons, Too

Facebook finally stepped up to the plate a few months ago, allowing users to do more than “Like” a friend’s post. The social media life controller even labeled what clicking on a “Sad” emoticon is called in Facebookland. Now when your friend’s dog goes to the big squirrel…

April 1, 2016
What's On Your Go-to-Heck List
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What’s On Your Go-to-Heck List?

The original concept for this post was to philosophize about what is on my go-to-hell list, but as I was developing the idea, there were urgings from some in the peanut gallery that I remain euphemistically positive. I debated the issue with them and fought like heck…

February 19, 2016
Happy Hashtag Holidays
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Happy Hashtag Holidays!

It used to be that all the information you needed to make your loved ones happy during the holidays were the names of Santa’s reindeer, the P.O. Box for the North Pole, a carton of milk in the fridge, and a plate of cookies. An optional…

December 18, 2015
Paying for our pesky, inner superhero.
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Paying For Our Pesky Inner Hero

Most times, I really do tell the truth. But friends generally think I’m gearing up to tell a story. I think the problem lies in the fact that I am a writer of fiction, hence friends who read my posts on Facebook might question whether something…

December 12, 2014
Deviled Egg South Water Kitchen
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Hungry, Bird-Brained, Battered, and Fried

Do you listen to people when they express an opinion about what YOU ought to be doing, living, thinking in your life? I doubt it, because like me, your mind is already made up. You’ve already crossed that line, and waded into the deep end.…

June 13, 2014
Soda fountain "Not a Winner"
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Two Pills Shy of An Addiction

I have a friend who excels at marketing. He’s great at creating and selling products, for one because he has an eye for design, but mostly, because he understands human nature. The ability to figure out what goes on inside the deepest, darkest recesses…

March 28, 2014
The Dancers at the DCPA
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The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth. Let’s Party!

About six weeks ago, Dr. K circulated an email to the rest of our family, highlighting an important event. He informed us that, “At 2:15P today it will be 11/12/13 14:15, let’s PARTY!” And, to make a red-letter day all that much better, he…

December 27, 2013