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You’d Better Not Cry

It’s Christmas concert time! Oh, joy! A time when every girl and boy Shangaied into a junior choir Raises voice on high–no, higher– In a shrill cacophony Of avarice for you and me: You’d best not cry or pout, they’ll … Continue reading

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Holiday Ritual

Do a thing one time, or two, It’s something that you sometimes do (Or did) and may not do again. It’s lifted to tradition when The doing’s done to consecrate An action, milestone or date And, henceforth, if the thing’s … Continue reading

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And That’s Why They Call It “Spooning”

Traditionally, the first Thursday in June Is for eating your meals with your hands or a spoon But no forks and, for heaven’s sake, never a knife Except if you’re actively courting a wife (Or a left-handed husband), in which … Continue reading

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Iciclingering

The Christmas lights are up because That’s just what our tradition was When Groundhog Day was our big fête; We’d leave the lights up till the date Had come, along with all our friends, To toast the day that never … Continue reading

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Plus Also A Cow

A castle may a man’s home be But keeping same is not for me. Let’s just say my sense of tidy Is the opposite of mighty. Call me gross or call me crazy, I’m still less of both than lazy. … Continue reading

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Old School

Learning stuff is hard enough; Recalling how you learned is tough. By learning something, though, you earn The right to fight how others learn. If it worked for you, that’s great! And if it didn’t, and you hate The subject … Continue reading

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Under The Wire

On September 1st I fell down and skinned my knee. Summer checklist: Done!

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