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Email, Adjectives, and the mix for 11-21-14

A brief consideration of the week that has transpired since the last blogcast:

I didn’t have to have emergency surgery, but a good friend did. While I’m glad I could help him get to the hospital, I’m sorry about the condition that I left his garbage can in. 302 more words

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JEAN SHEPHERD--Foibles ahoy! Part 2 of 3

So, without proclaiming his political biases, Jean Shepherd suggested that some human attitudes led to poor political beliefs.  In this regard, some of the ideals of “liberty” and “freedom” from all restrictions had, in the recent memory, led to wars and atrocities.  626 more words

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JEAN SHEPHERD--Foibles ahoy! Part 1 of 3

MY PHILOSOPHY

What do I believe?  Carry on—I believe in persistence.  A little bit of Galahad, a touch of Lancelot, a touch of Alonso Quijana, and thus perhaps, a touch of the idealist—which is to say, the fool in search of intellectual adventure with no protective covering but an endless supply of stuffing, which is to say, excelsior!  943 more words

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JEAN SHEPHERD & ALEXANDER KING

COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

Shepherd was described in the New York Times obituary headline as a “Raconteur and Wit.” Another raconteur and wit I remember was Alexander King, who died 50 years ago, having just turned 66. 616 more words

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Breakfast with the Vermudgeon (cont.)

Above: If you see this man in the Combes Family Inn’s kitchen, enter at your own risk!

Last month, I caught my father in such a rare moment of weakness that I not only managed to get a number of great photos of him cooking breakfast, but I also learned several of his breakfast tips and secret recipes. 745 more words

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JEAN SHEPHERD Trivial Pursuit a la Shep

“I’LL AWARD THE BRASS FIGLAGEE

WITH BRONZE OAK LEAF PALM

TO THE FIRST PERSON WHO CAN TELL ME…”

From time to time, Shepherd awarded the above. 594 more words

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Curmudgeon--October '14

Old habits die hard, but anything will die if you shoot it (or stab it, or beat it, hold it under water, etc…) enough. Friends long unseen remind you why it’s been so long since you’ve seen them. 48 more words

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