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March 02, 2021
Is This Heaven?
So here I am watching another Kevin Costner "baseball" movie. Hard to tell which one...maybe Field of Dreams or Bull Durham, or that one where he's an aging pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Actually, I think there were two movies where he played that part. Whatever.
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March 02, 2021
Why Do All Ping Pong Players Stutter?
"D-D-Do you have any p-p-p-ping p-p-p-ong b-b-bu-bu balls?"
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March 01, 2021
Under the Influence
I have very little influence, even in my own home, which is the only place where I am a household name, but that won't stop me from achieving my new and extremely dubious goal of being one of the most influential people in the world.
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March 01, 2021
Humor Writer of the Month: Jillian Van Hefty
Jillian Van Hefty has been named Humor Writer of the Month for hitting the trifecta — she was a winner of Nickie's Prize for Humor Writing, a finalist in A Hotel Room of One's Own: The Erma Bombeck | Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program and took an honorable mention in the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition.
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February 26, 2021
Laughter on Sale
The ebook version of Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now...Before We Forget is available for just 99 cents, as part of a BookBub promotion. It features the work of 40 funny women from the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop.
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February 26, 2021
Crying Over Spilled (Breast) Milk
It took exactly eight days of fatherhood for my first parental failure.
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February 26, 2021
Ties That Bind
What is your family circle like? In mine, I learned early about the ties that bind sisters or siblings. If there is a first-born daughter, she assumes the mantle of a junior queen, born to rule and boss everyone born later.
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February 21, 2021
Erma Bombeck: Laughing Through the Pain
Erma Bombeck was to housewives what Spock was to babies. We grew up reading her. Her material came from her own experiences. She held up a mirror to her life, burst out laughing, then sat down and chronicled it for millions to enjoy.
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February 21, 2021
A Shot in the Dark
After weeks of trying to get the coronavirus vaccine, during which my wife, Sue, and I spent almost all of our waking hours online, on the phone or on edge, I am happy and utterly flabbergasted to announce that our efforts were worth a shot, even though we haven’t gotten it yet.
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February 20, 2021
Zooming with Annabelle Gurwitch and Laraine Newman
Join two hysterical women, Annabelle Gurwitch and Laraine Newman, in free Zoom events on Tuesday, March 9.
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