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Farewell, Summer of Sirens

Farewell, Summer of Sirens

I’m anticipating that tomorrow, September 22, the first day of fall, will also mark the end of what I’ve nicknamed the Season of Sirens.

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Raising One’s Voice Over “Quiet Quitting”

Raising One’s Voice Over “Quiet Quitting”

“Quiet Quitting” continues to trend everywhere, from corporate offices to fast-food drive-throughs. It’s when people don’t physically leave their jobs but remain and do the bare minimum to hang onto them.

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Full (Or Empty) Freeways Ramp Up (Or Down) Thanks To Covid

Full (Or Empty) Freeways Ramp Up (Or Down) Thanks To Covid

Julie Virga tells me she’s noticed that since COVID changed our way of life, she has the freeways all to herself during the week (everyone’s working at home) but almost certainly encounters gridlock there on the weekends, when everyone is stir-crazy and desperate to go somewhere, anywhere.

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It’s National Beer Lovers Day!

It’s National Beer Lovers Day!

Good luck trying to locate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh today. September 7 is National Beer Lovers Day and you’ll recall from the televised job interview for his current gig that he loves beer.

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Disease Names Can Cause Unease

Disease Names Can Cause Unease

Just as the Swine Flu didn’t make anyone’s facial features or behavior become porcine (Karl Rove may be the exception) and the Asiatic Flu didn’t leave all of us speaking in Mandarin, I rather doubt that Monkey Pox will make more of a chimp out of me than other maladies have (often in the form of can’t-lose/short-term investments and, of course, my successive reverse mortgages).

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