Monthly Archives: February 2011

Drink the milk, but don’t kill the cow

GENEROSITY “Tomate la leche, pero no mates la vaca.”                                                   Josefina Ramos “We make a living by … Continue reading

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Missing the Guy in the Tacky Shirt

FATHERHOOD “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Keep Seeds in the Bedroom Anymore

CURIOSITY “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”                       Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) Is it really my fault that exploding Witch Hazel seeds sound like bullet shots when they bounce off plate glass windows, or that they … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Soldier

WAR “I have seen war…I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I … Continue reading

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