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INDEPENDENTLY SPEAKING

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September 27, 2019

I brought my wife a latte, extra hot, just the way she wants it.

Because I am a good person.

A few minutes later, she casually said, “How did you like your chocolate croissant?”

“What makes you think I got a chocolate croissant?”

“Because there’s chocolate on the lid of my...

September 20, 2019

“I wonder what would happen if you stuck this in a toaster?”

That’s one of those sentences that very, very rarely has a good ending, unless you’re holding a bagel.

It’s a little like “hold my beer,” only from a ten-year-old.

My ears did perk up, but I didn’t snap to high...

September 13, 2019

“Did you get any sleep?” my wife asked.

“Yeah, I guess so,” I said. “Why do you ask?”

“What were your nightmares about? You were shouting.”

“Oh,” I said, “I was on an airplane with three of those creatures from Independence Day and we were fighting. I knew I couldn’t stop...

September 6, 2019

I didn’t do much laboring on Labor Day. In fact, as I write this it’s 10:42 in the morning and I’ve had my shoes on for about half an hour.

I think that’s perfectly reasonable. It is a holiday, although Labor Day is another one of those holidays when we manage to take a...

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