"Waiter, there's a fly in my stone soup..." 

When I was a boy, I heard a story called Stone Soup. It went something like this:

One cold and rainy night, a farmer sat in his living room, when he heard a knock at the door. Upon answering the door, he beheld a shabby looking stranger.

Farmer: Sorry. No handouts.

Stranger: I’m not here to ask for anything. I’m here to offer you something.

Farmer: What is it?

Stranger: I have a magic stone.

Farmer: What’s magic about it?

Stranger: You can make soup from it.

Farmer: How do you make soup from a stone?

Stranger: You…

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The Act You've Known for All These Weeks 

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Father Guido Sarducci (Saturday Night Live) once boasted that he could teach an entire college curriculum in twenty minutes. How, you ask? Simple: He would teach only those things that students remember after graduating.

One of the few things I remember since graduating is a course I took in Greek and Roman mythology. It was an extremely popular class; even seniors had trouble getting in.…

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Christmas n' July 

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2023 was a very enjoyable year for me. The highlight was at the end of July, when I attended the “Jazz and Blues Weekend” in Ellicottville, NY. I had a delightful weekend, although I was a little surprised at their choice for a headlining act: an Eagles tribute band!

Tribute bands are everywhere nowadays. Here in northwest Pennsylvania, there are regularly gigging…

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