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Stop the World, I Want to Get Off

“In the end what will happen will be what has happened whenever a civilization breaks up. The people who have brains and courage come through and the ones who haven’t are winnowed out.” Ashley Wilkes, in Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell I told some friends yesterday that, while the thought of living off …

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To laugh…

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it. American journalist and author, Erma Bombeck, was born on this day in 1927 (died 1996). Erma Bombeck was a master at making us laugh about the absurdities, and the trials, of life. A one-woman play Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, largely pulled from Bombeck’s …

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