Category Archives: Humor

Here, There, and Everywhere

      Those determined individuals who insist on purchasing products made in the United States of America must have to compromise their principles a bit when shopping these days. In the morning they might emerge from a bed covered with a … Continue reading

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A Plucky Guy

One of the most eagerly-awaited periodicals to arrive in the mailboxes of subscribers not only in the Badger State but by history buffs throughout the country is the Wisconsin Magazine of History. A respected publication with articles by noted researchers … Continue reading

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Great As Is

Sometimes it seems that certain objects in antique shops whispering “Buy Me” when we first walk by them get louder when we return for a second look, causing us to heed that inner voice crying “You’ll be sorry if you … Continue reading

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Walk the Squawk

Both guests and staff at the Peabody Hotel certainly follow the admonition evident in the title of Robert McCloskey’s book as they Make Way for Ducklings. A daily ritual at the Memphis hotel takes place when a duck master leads … Continue reading

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Fortune Haunters

Now that Bryce Harper has finished his free agent tour critics are certain to pounce on him with pointed queries and comments. Did he sign with the Phillies just to have the distinction of most years for the most money? … Continue reading

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They Jeered These Songs Before

Critics and audiences have long applauded the work of Ira Gershwin, Harry Warren, Alan Jay Lerner, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, Lorenz Hart, Sammy Cahn, Irving Berlin, and other lyricists who produced memorable material for Broadway, Hollywood, and recording … Continue reading

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Nonce and Nonsense

Among the highlights in an alumni newsletter I received is a new application of the word cohort. Chief among the accomplishments listed by the director of one school was the graduation of the first cohort in a certificate program and … Continue reading

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