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  • 10 June, 2014
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Jogging Around the Issue

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Bunny Comes to Dinner

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Does the Queen Jog Around Her Own Park?

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Teenaged Traveler’s Lament

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How Would You Spend Your Inheritance?

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Whole Lotta Ham

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Mobile Home

The Hangover

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Turn This Plane Around!

I clenched my armrest as the airplane sped faster and faster down the runway. I glanced at the window and sympathized with those last few raindrops desperately trying to cling … Continue Reading →