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Assistant Manager of the Universe

There’s no paycheck with this position, just endless pestering, a stream of questions from lost souls who think you know what you’re doing, wherever you... More

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Taking Back Halloween

Isn’t this holiday supposed to be for kids? Somehow, in our lifetime, parents have taken over and pretty much spoiled everything... More

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Fiddling With Time

In the March/April issue, humorist Phil Gulley writes: "Daylight savings is a fine thing, but how about adding more hours to the day?"... More

Class Inaction
Class Inaction

In a time before lawyers and overly protective parents, problems at school seemed so much easier to solve. ... More

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Rockets’ Red Glare

A July Fourth fireworks display never loses its luster—but one can have too much of a good thing.... More

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The New No-Car Garage

Where is a guy supposed to find space to stash all the useful stuff he’s collected over the years?... More

Snow Day
Snow Days

I liked snow as a kid because it got me out of school. I like it now because it gets me out of work.... More

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A Perfect Childhood

Growing up in a small American town where, through the sweet haze of memory, time forever stands still.... More

Illustration by Brian Sanchez
Book Club Agony

When Judy Gruen's friend Eden invited her to join a book club, she was thrilled. But she soon learned, before joining a book club, first... More

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