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The Right Tool for the Job

In A Funny Thing Happened, Life in General on 3 January 2014 at 12:32 pm

Does your family get on your case for hoarding saving useless junk? Is your standard response, “It might come in handy one day.”? Well, you’re right!

With all the excitement of having twins in July, I forgot to police the walkways for foreign objects this fall. Living in New England, that’s an important annual chore. It means the difference between a successful snow-blowing session and one that ends with a doormat wrapped around the auger and wedged into the impeller. Today was an example of the latter. Read the rest of this entry »


A Haircut, a Horse, and a Gorilla, named King

In A Funny Thing Happened on 16 November 2013 at 2:12 pm

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Last Saturday, while waiting to get my hair cut, the man seated directly across from me got up and left the barber shop. I glanced up from a recent issue of Field & Stream, wondering if he’d just had enough of waiting, but moments later, the man returned. I must have looked curious, because he started to make small talk about being unable to send a text from inside the building. I smiled sympathetically, and muttered something about the brick walls blocking the signal (which sounds plausible, but is probably hogwash). I’m not very good at small talk, but I don’t get out much these days, and a conversation about something other than work or babies seemed like a fine way to pass the time while I waited for the five other guys ahead of me to get their ears lowered. Read the rest of this entry »