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Maude McDaniel - Living

Maude McDaniel - Living
  • Things will change as you get older

    That was a lovely vacation — but way too short. I have to come back out of the 20th century, where I’ve been meeting you for the past two columns, and remind myself that, Maude, it’s been 12 years now so get with the modern time we live in.

    September 8, 2012

  • The joy of nature never goes away

    Note from Maude: In the spring of 1983 I wrote this column, and since then I have seen no reason to change my mind! Only Global Warming can spoil the fun.

    August 25, 2012

  • There’s more than one way to take a trip

    I’ve been birdbrained for years. I used to call it absent-minded, just for the academic prestige of the thing. But now that drug-freak professors like Timothy Leary are reaching new heights in absentmindedness, I prefer to think of myself as, well, muddleheaded. And I’m here to tell you that nobody needs drugs to take a trip. My mind does it all the time, without benefit of hash, heroin, or marajuana.

    August 11, 2012

  • Guess what? Good things happen, too

    It’s only fair to even things up. Last time I talked about the Bad Things that can happen in life. This column, I have to say that Good Things happen too.

    July 28, 2012

  • Life can be unfair, maybe even tragic

    The world is not fair; that’s all there is to it. Life is full of tragedy for all of us. And that’s, as they say, so too bad. Still, some tragedies are more interesting than others, and many of them you can just chalk up to the fact that people are — so often — dumb. And many of these dumb people are — well, criminals.

    July 14, 2012

  • A few laughs never hurt anyone — much

    It’s about that time of the year — for me to shamelessly copy some of the best (printable) jokes of the year from the Internet. Hope some of these, at least, are new to you, and even if only one makes you laugh, well, that’s one more laugh than before you read it, right?

    June 30, 2012

  • Much in our world is extremely annoying

    Ohmigosh, I can hardly wait to write this column. I’ve been collecting examples for it for a couple of days now — that’s all it takes to find enough annoying things in the world for still another column on the subject.

    June 16, 2012

  • There’s nothing like an old-time porch

    It comes back to me every summer — the joy of porches.
    People don’t use their porches much any more — mostly these days they stay inside in the air conditioning, watching television.

    June 2, 2012

  • Ordinary things can be the most amazing

    When you live in this world — not that I have any experience in any other one yet — you come across absolutely amazing things that don’t amaze you.

    May 19, 2012

  • Rusty takes over with his doggy wisdom

    They say the world is going to the dogs.
    If only!

    May 5, 2012

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