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Knowing What I Know Now, I’d Become a Fourth Grade God

I’ve already talked about my thoughts on the back-to-school season. Here’s the Cliff Notes: I think it stinks, even if you no longer have any connection to a public or private school system. Just the vibe stinks. That summerkilling vibe. But … Continue reading

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Why Back-to-School Season Sucks for Everybody

Three constants in the world: death, taxes, and the fact that back-to-school season sucks. For kids, for teachers, for parents, even for bachelors with no remaining ties to a school system. There’s a sinking feeling when you start hearing those … Continue reading

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What is a Trojan Horse Insult, and Why Should You Care?

Backhanded compliments. That’s what we’ll be discussing today. Or, as I like to call them: “Trojan Horse Insults,” because you let them past your defenses thinking they’re some kind of gift, but then the Greeks pour out of a little trap door … Continue reading

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“It is I Who Lick the Garbage”

Focusing on non-blog writing projects has forced me to place this blog on simmer—at least for the time being—but I can’t deny that the Blog-Post Assassin did good work when he whacked my blog post titled “Bigger Brother.” It’s dead. … Continue reading

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