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Once Upon An Apocalypse In N.Y.

Once Upon An Apocalypse In N.Y.

Brad Goins December 18, 2014 0

Scene 1.  Paleontologist Joe addresses the U.N.   PJoe: Our study found that global warming from natural causes caused an ice age to come and go over North America 10,000 years ago. To stop

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MEET THE SMITHS

MEET THE SMITHS

Brad Goins December 5, 2014 0

There is a place called “Tricorner.” It’s a place where the states of West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia meet. It’s one of the poorest places in the U.S. Many adults in Tricorner don’t have

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On Maury Povich

On Maury Povich

Brad Goins October 16, 2014 0

recently saw an episode of the Maury Povich show. First to appear on the show was an obese woman. It was hard to guess her age; she might have been 30. She didn’t appear

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ON HOARDERS

ON HOARDERS

Brad Goins September 22, 2014 0

The practice of watching recent seasons of television shows on DVD or streaming video has grown in tandem with the decisions of several networks, such as HBO, Showtime and AMC, to lavish huge budgets

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ON ROBIN WILLIAMS

ON ROBIN WILLIAMS

Brad Goins September 5, 2014 0

From the beginning, Robin Williams was central to American culture. One reason I know this is that in the mid-1970s, a friend invited me over to watch a tape of a stand-up performance by

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Does Older Mean Wiser?

Does Older Mean Wiser?

Brad Goins August 20, 2014 0

The idea that people necessarily grow wise as they grow old baffles me as much as most commonplaces do. I think in vain of examples of old people who’ve told me something I consider

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EARLY MEMORIES

EARLY MEMORIES

Brad Goins August 11, 2014 0

Before I say anything about any early memories I might have, I’d like to emphasize that the most important thing in any discussion of early memories is to avoid sentimentality. A memory is never

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ON MOTTOS

ON MOTTOS

Brad Goins August 7, 2014 0

When I first moved here 15 years ago, Lake Charles had a motto I ran across a lot. The motto was so common it was even painted in big letters all across the big

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PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT ME

PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT ME

Brad Goins May 14, 2014 0

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were preparing to go to a book sale. As I dressed, she persuaded me to change the pants I’d put on and wear a different pair

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THE WALKING DEAD IN 1,700 WORDS

THE WALKING DEAD IN 1,700 WORDS

Brad Goins February 23, 2014 0

Scene 1. In the kitchen. Andrea cooks and Glenn sits at the table. Andrea: Fried or scrambled? Glenn: Scrambled. Rick (entering kitchen suddenly): Do the right thing! Glenn (after a pause): OK. Is it

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