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 […]

Column: “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Ads Shmads

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11/30/2020 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 25 “Ads Shmads” By Bruce Williams I’m convinced corporate America doesn’t understand social media.  For instance, Crest has a Facebook page.  The toothpaste.  What more could you possibly want to know about Crest?  You put it on your tooth brush and smoosh it […]

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

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11/23/2020 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 24 “Puberty” By Bruce Williams Puberty has come unbeckoned to the Williams household in the form of greasy hair, pimples and body odor.  Now 14 and 11, our kids are becoming these alternating mercurial and sullen strangers, eaters of entire pizzas and capable […]

Column: “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Our House

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11/16/2020 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 23 “Our House” By Bruce Williams So, we’re putting our house of 15 years up for sale—cleaning out every cobwebbed corner, dejunking every drawer, steaming carpets, puttying screw holes and the like.  It’s so clean and like-new now that I’d almost like to […]

Column: “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” A Tough Talk

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11/9/2020 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 22 “A Tough Talk” By Bruce Williams Recently, faced suddenly with the tragedy of a suicide in our family, I was stationed outside my daughter’s hair appointment waiting for her to finish—replacing my distraught wife who had just found out that she’d lost […]

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