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The Way of the World

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ABNORML

This’ll put a bee in your bonnet: The sale of marijuana is illegal. Propaganda promoting the legalization of marijuana is selling. Propaganda promoting the legalization of marijuana is therefore illegal.

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A Secret Admirer

She got a bouquet of a dozen roses from a secret admirer for Valentine’s Day. Two weeks later she still doesn’t know who sent them. Sure, she’s a good looking young woman from head to toe; but she works in … Continue reading

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The Hermit

I should like to be a hermit and live out my life entirely alone. The world would be a most wonderful place – if not for its human population. Even in solitude there would still be two people I can … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 1976

It was more than 40 years ago; New Year’s Eve, 1976 to be exact, that I pulled a night shift as a volunteer operator with the Underground Switchboard. I got a call from a middle-aged man talking suicide. Contrary to … Continue reading

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The Chosen

After being separated from the U.S. Army on November 2, 1971 I began my long and futile search for viable employment. It was but a few months afterward that I’d heard American Motors was doing some hiring. I went down … Continue reading

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A Tough Neighborhood

I grew up on The South Side; spent my whole childhood there. But as a young man I lived on The East Side for a few years. I mentioned in passing I was from The South Side and somebody said: … Continue reading

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