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Remember the Skunk

Sometimes, when I hate my husband, I think about our place in Boston and the night a skunk fell into the basement window well outside of our bedroom. “That’s not a kitten,” John said when I woke him. He went … Continue reading

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Tip

I carry around one $100 bill to tip someone randomly. I go about my business and when I find that person who needs a pick-me-up, I plant the big bill as I normally would: in the hand of the hair … Continue reading

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Witness Marks

“See that?” The clock repairman pointed his flashlight beam on a small, fine mark roughly engraved inside the old grandfather clock he was working on in our home. “Another repairman could have put that there almost a century ago,” he … Continue reading

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Caregiver Humor

We had just run out of character bandages when my son scraped his knee, so I explained that we had to use a “plain one.” He stared at it and said, Where’s the airplane? – Jane Burruss My daughter final … Continue reading

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Etiquette Lessons: Guest Edition

What is the etiquette after sleeping in someone’s guest bed? My rule is to leave it as nice as I found it, which means making the bed. However, assuming (and hoping!) everyone washes bedding after each guest, I often wonder … Continue reading

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