Humor

Halloween Costumes

Originally published November 2011by Phyllis Irene Radford In earlier decades “dress up” and “let’s pretend” were favorite games of mine.  My girlfriends and I could explore growing up, or reinventing ourselves, or becoming for a few moments a princess, or a frog, a brilliant professor, or even slovenly monsters.  Most of these games took place …

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Cats. Again

Originally published in 2017 About cats And writers. We have cats. I think most of us do, anyway. Every writer I know personally has one or more cats—oh there are a few of us who dare to own dogs AND cats. Or dogs only. But most writers live with companion felines. Cats help us write. …

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College of Sidekicks and Secondary Characters – Commencement Address

I wrote this a little while ago for a very specific purpose. But I just had a discussion with somebody about one of my “secondary” characters, and I got reminded of this little essay. And I thought all y’all might like to read it…     College of Sidekicks and Secondary Characters – Commencement Address …

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Yinzer Emeritus

I’ve been following the midterm elections with the fervor of someone seeing a traffic accident happening in real time. I can’t take my eyes away. So I’d like to talk about a Pennsylvania race for US Senator—full disclosure: I am a progressive snowflake woke progressive. John Fetterman, running for the Senate and the Keystone State’s …

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