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Democratic Process

The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces. — Maureen Murphy “Okay, here’s the deal,” I said, as Amy set her purse on

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Native Toungue

One way to prevent conversation from being boring is to say the wrong thing. — Frank Sheed ‘How do you say, ‘Your mother is a toad’?” I said, lifting my pen in expectation. “I don’t understand,”

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Comfort Food

An easygoing husband is the one indispensable comfort of life. — Marie Louise De La Ramee ‘You know what sounds really good right now?” David looked up from the magazine in his hands. “Frozen ravioli with

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Poodle Peepers

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. — Rita Rudner When Rosa asked me what my plans were for the rest of the day, I shifted uncomfortably in my

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Animal Magnetism

If it’s true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers. — Doris Day According to a recent article in the Boston Globe, over 80 percent of the

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Child’s Pose

Yoga is difficult for the one whose mind is not subdued. — Bhagavad Gita Despite all the dismissive things I’ve said about patchouli-wearing chakra tweakers, I still wanted to try yoga. Though my inherent impatience inspires

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I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts. — Orson Welles I wondered whether or not it mattered that I’d missed the first few episodes and decided not. It

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Play Day

What is bought is cheaper than a gift. — Portuguese proverb I had told Jen to be ready at 8:15 a.m. At 8 a.m. she was folding laundry in her garage and, from the look on

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Mac Down

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. — G.K. Chesterton It was not an invitation — it was a challenge. It didn’t say “Mac and Cheese Party,” it said, “Mac and Cheese

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Legally Blind

Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses. — Dorothy Parker When I was six years old I had an imaginary friend named Jesus. Like most children, I attributed nearly everything that happened or didn’t

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