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Fripperies Galore

In retrospect, we should have become suspicious when we all suddenly needed an appliance called a "food processor."

Year-End Fripperies (With Leftovers Aplenty)

My package arrived without incident. Incident was mailed separately.

Festive Year-End Fripperies

Put your bathroom scale in front of the fridge. Shift your attention from effect to cause.

Fripperies So Soon

No one should feel obligated to buy anything in an airport’s Duty Free shop.

Fifth Friday Fulminations

I’m not usually a pessimist, but I opened a can of soup the other day with an expiration date in 2018 and I thought, “Well, that’s presumptuous.”

… second things first …

The first thing you should know about me is that the second thing doesn’t bother me. And if it bothers you, that also doesn’t bother me. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via

Random Musings About Who-Knows-What

Trump l'oeil: where an artist creates an illusion of depth by drawing clear lines pointed toward an invented horizon.

Fripperies Galore!

How many brand new voters will Donald Trump attract to the polls this spring? We may soon learn why the silent majority preferred keeping its collective mouth shut.

Shoveling Partisanship

As the area digs out of Snowzilla in 2016, we might compare how political philosophies may be expressed in how people shovel their snow.

Frippery: Rhymes With Slippery

“Nonce” should already be a word, if only because you’d never have to be told its meaning — not once.