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Nothing is as ‘Murican as Hotdogs, Apple Pie and Coaching Little League Football in Singapore

The hand that rocks the cradle may rule the world, but football coaches are kings, in Oklahoma or Singapore. I was still jet-lagged in 1982, when my buddy dragged me straight from Changi Airport to the Singapore American School’s football field. Even though an oilfield company had spent $250,000 sodding the field, the annual monsoon […]

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Blobfish Caption

  Caption:   Selfie … which is why I normally wear a hat. (Editor’s note: This has been your high-brow humor for the day.) .

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Working With Mother Teresa and the ‘Dying Destitutes’

(Editor’s Note:  Holy, not funny, is the order of the day).         Susan Conroy decided to “go work with a living saint” in 1986. So, at just 21 years old, she left her home in small town Maine and flew to Calcutta. “I had no talents. No special skills. But I’d read […]

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Humor During Lent? Of course!

      (Republishing this vintage blog because it’s Lent!) In New Zealand, we’ve already begun Lent — 40 days of prayer, fasting and penance leading up to Easter. Since this is a humor blog, I will begin my Lent by republishing a favorite about two great priests who were incredibly funny in very different […]

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I Just Don’t Get It

I’m from Oklahoma, so there are a whole lot of things I don’t get, simply due to my DNA. I don’t get electricity: how it works, how it knows where to go or how it can carry letters and photos and spam. I don’t get why I am not hugely productive when within five feet […]

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Ode to the Twinkie

I think that I shall never see a dessert that matches the lil Twinkie. So soft and rich and moist, it was always my foistest choice.

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Famous Quotes to Get Us Over the Election

I was in New Zealand during the presidential campaign and election, so I was not bludgeoned and spewed upon 24/7 by the campaigns. Still, what little I heard and saw from Down Under was bad enough to leave me depressed, despondent and feeling dirty. I think now would be a good time to find solace […]

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