Column: “That Got Me to Thinkin’…?” The Weight

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3/1/2021 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” “The Weight” Chapter 37 By Bruce Williams It struck me recently while watching an ordinary newscast of long lines of cars filtering through a vaccination station, of the tremendous grey malaise that has settled in over us since the beginning of this pandemic.  As […]

Column: “That Got Me to Thinkin’…?” On Teeth

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2/9/2021 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” “On Teeth” Chapter 34 By Bruce Williams Staring at my byline picture, seeing my left fang sticking out and thankful that my crooked lower teeth aren’t also depicted, I started thinking about teeth in general.  It’s not as if mine are like little baked […]

Column: “That Got me to Thinkin’…?” Personality Quirks

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2/1/2021   “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 33 “Personality Quirks” By Bruce Williams What makes somebody’s personality?  Surely things like kindness, sense of humor, irritableness, awareness—these are all crucial elements (among others), but when you get down to the nitty gritty of really knowing someone, their particular likes and […]

“That Got me to Thinkin…?” Buffets

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1/18/2021 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 31 “Buffets” By Bruce Williams Anytime I’ve ever been to a buffet I’ve had a hard time pinning down the smell in the air—probably because it’s equal parts fried chicken, Salisbury steak and an old man’s pillow case.  There used to be an […]

Column: “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” The Dump

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1/4/2021 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 29 “The Dump” By Bruce Williams I’m not sure what it is about going to the dump that I love so much, but it’s a multi-faceted, multi-layered history that I feel compelled to elucidate.  My first experiences with the dump came as a […]

Column: “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” B-U-T-T

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12/28/2020 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 28 “ B-U-T-T” (I promise) By Bruce Williams My two sisters and I all took piano lessons at our instructor Mai Lin’s house.  I hated it.  While one sibling was in with Mai Lin, plinking away as she patiently winced at each misstruck […]

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