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I have all manner of items—ranging from helpful to slightly odd—stuck to my refrigerator with magnets. I have magnets with helpful information—the non-emergency number for the local fire department, the hours for the dump, my plumber’s contact information. 372 more words


March 2018 list: Ballpark Wonders

This is a re-post from my other site, so you’ll find the same one on there. However, I wanted this one to stand by itself, so it’s a full post instead of just a link. 353 more words


2001: Was the Silence Gloomy?

Gilbert Sorrentino’s 2001 novel Gold Fools is written entirely in questions. Here are the opening paragraphs:

Were Nort Shannon, Dick Shannon, and Bud Merkel exceptionally morose as they sat before the small bunkhouse and about the flames of the blazing campfire?

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ME Moments & Other Oddities

Some days I feel like I am going out of my mind. No, maybe not quite that far. Perhaps the best way to describe it is that I feel like I’ve stepped into another reality or universe. 1,152 more words

A Ghostwriter Who Hired A Ghostwriter

Nowadays, the demand for ghostwriters is on the rise. Some people like to use their services to write for their blogs and social media accouts to lessen their burden while others even hire them to write a book for them. 176 more words


Strange Business Signs (19th-Century London)

Here is an amusing article from Ballou’s Dollar Monthly Magazine (June 1861) about some peculiar business signs found in Victorian London:

A stranger is surprised in London by some of the signs, which have been handed down for generations, which are used to distinguish particular places of business.

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