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September 2, 2019
Week after week, your Curmudgeon fights nobly against an oh-so-powerful temptation to write about national politics. I resist, not because there’s any shortage of improprieties in...
August 26, 2019
There are, believe it or not, a couple of things with which I agree within the stated Republican philosophy. In particular, I like very much the idea of personal responsibility, an...
August 19, 2019
When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, the English mountaineer George Mallory (1886-1924) famously responded, “Because it is there.”
Yes, yes . . . very clever. Pith...
August 12, 2019
It used to be one could dine out without needing the skills of a translator. Back then, menus would be carefully proofread, lest sloppy spelling or other errors reflect poorly on a...
August 5, 2019
Earlier this week, I received a lovely message of encouragement via the official Weekly Curmudgeon mailbox. Now, your Curmudgeon doesn’t typically get a lot of reader communiqués (...
July 29, 2019
Happy Monday, readers. Well, here we are, gathered together once again. Another week come and gone, and your Curmudgeon still has yet to run out of topics. It seems there is a bott...
July 22, 2019
Well, curmudgeons, it’s a pretty exciting time for me. I can now announce that I’m being seriously considered for a very important position in the customer service profession. If t...
July 15, 2019
Back in 2007, two language lovers, Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson, set out to correct errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation on printed signs all across the nation. (Their adv...
July 14, 2019
Don't get excited. I published this again by mistake. The new Curmudgeon will be out tomorrow, on schedule.
Here we go again, fellow curmudgeons. Remember when people were embarra...
July 8, 2019
There are few things that bless a curmudgeon’s heart like encountering a fellow curmudgeon. So I was delighted to receive, in response to last week’s complaint, some curmudgeonly p...
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