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Does CNN's Bonnie Schneider want to have a baby?
At about 8:30 a.m. today, CNN's meteorologist Bonnie Schneider was talking about airport delays and big winter storms while a sign, directly beneath her, proclaimed: I WANT A BABY. A few seconds later, about the time I really started to believe that some CN...
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End of my 3rd semester: A thought about teaching
I think I know why students are sometimes confused. I tell them, "I want you to think for yourselves." At the same time, I say, "Do exactly what I say to do." The two statements aren't perfect polar opposites, but they do set up a kind of disconnect: You co...
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New Suburban Glossary: wishwasher
wishwasher n. -- usually a spouse, sometimes a sibling or purposes family member, who sanitizes your wishes or desires with his or her own purposes. Your plans get cleaned up for his or her presentation. For example, he says, "I think I'll go to the movies ...
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Greatish Hits, Part Two
Red Pill or Blue Pill or new berry-flavored Purple Pill with a patented blend of truth and denial? — Colin Foote Burch (@cfburch4) July 27, 2014 Tourist? Drunk driver? Brat? What a joy to discover at 1 a.m. -- the neighbor's bin smashed into my mailbox. #MY...
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Shop or your neighbors will lose their jobs
You know some kids – whether in Horry County, South Carolina, or in a third-world village in Africa – had a lousy Christmas. Maybe they had no Christmas at all. As Christmas Day gets closer each year, ministers and do-gooders remind us that Christmas isn’t ...
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The rise of the Bon Jovi myth
Twitter, my favorite social networking site, recently became the conduit for a fake story that Jon Bon Jovi had died. Bon Jovi responded to the false reports by posting a photo of him with a sign that read, “Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey.” I’m not sure...
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Spies like us
As Christmas approaches, I think we should note that Jesus has been appearing in a new TV show produced by J.J. Abrams. “Person of Interest,” which appears at 9 p.m. Thursdays on CBS, stars Jim Caviezel, perhaps best known for playing The Savior in “The Pas...
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Hands have renewed purpose in 'hand-lit' craze
I heard an advertisement for Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles . The ad enticed me with its promise of “hand-lit candles.” I found this reassuring. I certainly think the ambiance is best when the candles are lit by hands. Candles lit by Bacar...
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Greatish Hits
BREAKING: Hobby Lobby won't pay for 2 other Women's Health necessities: food & water. Death looms for female workers at Companies Of Faith. — Colin Foote Burch (@cfburch4) July 13, 2014 Any prescription is a governmental barrier between a woman and her heal...
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New Suburban Glossary: Lawngoer
lawngoer : a pet, esp. a dog, who prefers squatting on the neighbors' lawns rather than on the grass between the sidewalk and the curb, or on other essentially public green spaces. E.g., "Son, if you hadn't let your dog become such a lawngoer , his hide wou...
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