Monthly Archives: March 2006

Ponies to telegrams to … spam

The Pony Express lasted a mere 18 months. From April 1860 through October 1861, roughly 90 riders linked Missouri and California. It took about 10 days for a letter to travel the length of the trail, and cost $5 at … Continue reading

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Not just another sap in the woods

As I travel around this great country, I am continually impressed by how many otherwise intelligent people presume that our little state is actually a city somewhere near Albany, N.Y. Or they know that Vermont is indeed a state, but … Continue reading

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Freedom’s just another word for Homer’s right to snooze

Everyone understands presidential succession: If something should happen to the President of the United States, the Vice President takes over, (unless he is taking a hunter safety course). And if something should happen to the vice president, then we revert … Continue reading

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Thank you, insane angry cabbie

My wife and I have a big anniversary to celebrate this week: Not a wedding anniversary or a meeting anniversary or even the anniversary of the first time one of us got a car stuck in 2 or 3 feet … Continue reading

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