Lemonade, That Cool, Refreshing Drink

Almost everyone is familiar with the phrase “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” a proverb that’s used to encourage optimism in the face of life’s misfortunes. Years ago, as a seven-year-old second-grader, I did something that had the opposite effect. On a Sunday much like today, I made a very short trek to visit …

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Bear It Tall

A couple of years after my wife and I started dating I heard her use the phrase “Too Tall Jones,” on more than a few occasions. At some point I asked her if she knew who Ed “Too Tall” Jones was, to which she said, “That’s a person?” It was one of those a-ha moments. …

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Dear Abby

In our hotel lobby in Mexico, while my wife and I were deciding our next move, I said something like, “It’s fun to people-watch in places like this.” She agreed and added that the likelihood of running into any of those people is just about as remote as running into people who live near us, …

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