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A Few of Your Buddies, They Sure Look Shady*

The late Steve Irwin is credited with a really interesting comment about humans:

‘Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. 986 more words

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When Enid Blyton Proved Lots of Fun*

As this is posted, it would have been Enid Blyton’s 120th birthday. As you’ll know, Blyton was one of the most prolific and successful writer of children’s stories of her time. 828 more words

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I Looked in My Mirror, and a Red Light Was Blinkin'

One of the many things police do (and probably the one most of us are most familiar with) is to regulate traffic. It isn’t a high-status job to catch speeders and suspected impaired drivers, but it is important. 919 more words

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Those were the Days, the Nights

It was a brisk, golden autumn in 1971. Our apartment was on the top floor of a weathered four-plex, a sure upgrade from the barely renovated chicken coop we’d called home, with sharply slanting roof and tiny spaces allotted for bed, couch, bathroom and kitchenette. 2,179 more words

Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid*

An interesting quote, attributed to Dennis Lehane, goes this way:

‘Maybe there are some things we were put on this earth not to know.’

And it’s got me thinking about whether there really are some things that people are better off not knowing. 963 more words

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"Atomic warfare means universal extermination"

In 1946, Lewis Mumford penned an article in The Saturday Review of Literature under the none-too-subtle title “Gentlemen: You are Mad!” Over the course of two pages Mumford denounced as “madmen” those who were dreaming of researching, building, and perhaps using atomic weaponry. 1,880 more words

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Low Pressure

The low-pressure indicator flicked on, glowing like a silent accusation.

Damn!’ Bonnie swore as she looked at the dashboard. She was supposed to meet Kevin in just half an hour to go over their presentation, and she didn’t want to stop right now and try to find an air pump. 1,122 more words

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