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THESE TIMES

Random thoughts for a day in August

We got a letter from the IRS last month. I nervously opened it, but it only sought our participation in a survey on what the IRS calls “taxpayer burden” – the amount of money and time taxpayers spend on preparing their taxes. That’s fine, but it should have said this, in large letters, on the outside of the envelope: “It’s OK! You’re not in trouble!”

A woman out bicycling the other day was wearing a mask, but not a helmet, and it reminded me of what I adore about human beings.

When I was small, all we had available to entertain us on long car rides was a window.

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