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Hello, Ladies - and some enlightened Gentlemen

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Hey, Ladies…and you lovable Lugs, So much is going on in this world. Occupy this, occupy that. There is one very important factor that we continually ignore on this planet. Here is my theory. I honestly believe that the suppression ...

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The Neighborhood Dog

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The misery overcomes me in waves. I cannot stop the tears, it is too much like the loss of not just a family member, but one that all neighbors share. We have really good neighbors. We have had the good ...

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The Cat That Filled the Hole in Our Hearts

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He literally came out of nowhere. I’ll get to that later. This is the story of our cat, Tiger, and how he came to be our pet, but the story is mostly about a different cat, a much-beloved tough kitty ...

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We Were Outside Mark Madoff's Apt. Yesterday and Took These

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On our last day in New York yesterday, we decided to go into Soho and Little Italy. We were walking down Mercer and came across this. They closed the street, but we were already there. We assumed it was a ...

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It’s That Most Wonderful Time

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Once I get that stupid jerk careening down Highway 805 in his stupid, oversized red truck, the one that cut me off not once but twice in his “oh, I am so damn important that your safety means absolutely squat ...

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A Woman's Work

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This is a bona-fide rant, and something that has bothered me for a long time. Just in time for Thanksgiving, when millions of American women will be slaving away in the kitchen while the men drink beer and watch football. ...

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The Unbearable Lightness of Bee-ing

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I have a plant on my deck that I could not coax back to life. I watched it whither over the last two years, and attempts to resuscitate it with organic fertilizers and pep talks did no good, it finally ...

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War

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They cast a net out Far and wide Please join me now Acquire pride You’ve naught to lose You loser thee So far your life Remains pride free Come fight the wars You have no choice Until now You had ...

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New Aviation Rules

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I know this has been played out, but I just could not resist.

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Super Kick-Ass Flight Attendant

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I hate to fly. I used to like it, but now it is an exercise in trying to achieve Ghandi-like transcendence above the desire to kick someone in the ‘nads. So, imagine my delight today when I opened the paper ...

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Apartment "Manager"

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So, I have this friend that needs an apartment. Just for six months, a year, maybe. A temporary situation. She wants to stay in the Ocean Beach area, so another friend of ours recommends the units across the street from ...

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The Cats of Ocean Beach Take it Outdoors!!

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You can go from this: To this!!: That's right, ladies and gentleman!! For our second exercise series of "The Cats of Ocean Beach", we've taken it to the great outdoors!! You will be astonished at the results you get leg-lifting ...

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Keeping the Change on Friendship

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We are all told from a young age to dream big, but not too big. You want people to like you, but the gods frown upon those that incite jealousy in others. Anyway, we are all conditioned from birth to ...

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This One Goes Out To The One I Love

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"Sprawling on the fringes of the city In geometric order An insulated border In between the bright lights And the far unlit unknown Growing up it all seems so one-sided Opinions all provided The future pre-decided Detached and subdivided In ...

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Liberty Station Grifters

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They showed up one day, right before the holidays. Two young kids decked out in Christmas garb, but shabby. They weren't really kids, they were at that in-between age of 17 and 20, she looking the part of the 17 ...

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My Heroes, The Geek Squad

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They are my heroes. Two husky, hunky, he-men possessed of technological ability far beyond that of us mere mortals, they arrive at my house promptly at 8:30 a.m., on a SUNDAY, no less, when lesser mortals would be whimpering in ...

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The Restoration of Faith or Something Like It

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The oil spill has rendered my usually sunny disposition rather maudlin these days. I am sad. I wish that things were better for our planet and all its living creatures. Hiking Cowles Mountain has been something of a lifesaver these ...

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I Feel the Earth Move

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The earth just moved. Twice. Any idea where this is coming from? I think Mother Earth is pissed at us for killing her birds and her fish and her oceans. For spewing resources for our own greedy needs that are ...

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The Doctor Is In

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Listeners, today we have a big surprise for you!! We have a special guest, noted psychologist and columnist for Cat Prancy Magazine, Dr. Peanut. Dr. Peanut has agreed to participate in a question and answer session with our listeners and ...

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In Honor of my Nephew, a Gentleman and a Scholar

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Yesterday I attended the USC Annenberg School of Journalism 2010 Commencement to watch my nephew, Daniel, receive his undergraduate degree. Words cannot describe how proud I am of him. Daniel has always been a super intelligent kid. When I first ...

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