Life Through Oil-Coated Glasses ...

Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury.
Oh, No! Say it isn’t so. My Uncle Mort, who usually doesn’t stay on a single subject long enough to muster a significant “peeve,” is speaking to me again. He’s mighty disappointed that I didn’t mention—“privately or in print”—his July 4 birthday. “The date has passed and the whole blamed month is gone, too,” he added, whimpering lamely that he’s “trying to get over it.” (I’ve heard he’s been accusing me of “routinely writing of lesser things” than his 102nd birthday, and that whether he’s a “real” person—or a figment of my imagination—“really shouldn’t matter.”)

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