Sunday, July 12, 2009


After nights of insomnia, I fought a bout of ineffable fatigue.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009


Being with rude people at a restaurant makes me feel gauche and embarrassed. Of course, they aren't the least bit embarrassed.

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Friday, July 10, 2009


Pierce played a great bravura at Andre and Scott's wedding. He's a very talented young man.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009


The roommates were fervid debaters who only got a good night's sleep when they went home for holidays and the occasional long weekend.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009


At the apogee of her career, Maureen was beautiful, well-loved, wealthy, and miserable.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009


On a field trip to Chicago, the country kids could always recognize the native Chicagoans by the particular shibboleth of that area that they displayed; likewise, the Chicago kids recognized the country bumpkins by the same trick.

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Monday, July 6, 2009


The vacationers appreciated the verdant hills of Virginia. It was refreshing to them to sneak away from the crowded city streets they had grown so accustomed to.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009


The preacher came by to break up a nasty affray between two elderly churchladies at the annual bake sale. It seems that friends Annabelle Jane and Lucy both reached for the pan of brownies at the same time. Pastor Smith broke up the quarrel by informing Lucy that "magic brownies" were not sold at church bake sales. Lucy then permitted Annabelle Jane to purchase them.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009


The children built forts and ramparts of snow in winter. When the snow melted, they made them of mud. When the mud dried out, they improvised with tables and chairs. When fall came, they picked a new game.

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Friday, July 3, 2009


The doughty knight didn't impress the princess much; she was more into bad boys like Robin Hood.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009


They had a vagary to fly to Paris; they did it, and came back two weeks later broke and with terrible pictures of the Eiffel Tower. But at least they had a good time.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Pampered elitists rarely understand the needs of those living in penury.

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