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Flat as a Pancake

Ever notice how many of the colloquialisms we use for comparisons aren't all that apropos, or even true?  Like... graceful as a swan (have you ever seen one on land?) dull as ditchwater (believe me, that liquid is lively at... Continue Reading →

Stick in the Mud

The holidays are well behind us now. Shorter days and Jack Frost nipping at your nose have lost their novelty. It’s the start of a more serious season, filled with snowplows, tire chains, and 10-pound sacks of litter that will... Continue Reading →

On the Half Shell

“Here’s a question for you… turtles and armadillos both have shells, so are they related?” Whenever people gather for some kind of social event, the subject naturally turns to work. As in, “what do you do for a living?” In... Continue Reading →

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