Author Archives: Joey@IdeaJones

Showing Up When It Matters

The January 6 Committee hearings were televised tonight and will continue during the next week. We’re in Watergate territory again. When I was little, the school library left the Watergate hearings on tv all day, so if we wanted to … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror

High school graduation day. This is the only photo I have from that day. I’d meet Mark a few months later, so this is basically what I looked like when he met me. Not looking for feedback on how I … Continue reading

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Prince Charmish

So I’m talking with Mark about fairy tales, and it occurs to me… Prince Charming. He’s been a literary character, a cartoon, a meme, and yet… What is it about Prince Charming? I read the Brothers Grimm version, as a … Continue reading

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HVD

I once wished someone “Happy VD!” without realizing the double-entendre. Oops. He wasn’t amused. Valentine’s Day can be a field full of heart-shaped land mines. In junior high and high school, the cheerleaders used to sell carnations for a dollar … Continue reading

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Please, 2020, No More Sequels

New Year’s Eve, 2021. Tomorrow, we start the third official year of the pandemic. Would whoever’s in charge of such things turn off 2020 before midnight tonight? Please? 2021 seemed like 2020, Pt. 2. The pandemic plodded on, largely thanks … Continue reading

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