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Random thoughts for January 2024

The world is getting worse and better, and it’s all happening at the same time.

Don’t generalize. Generalizing is always bad.

The odor of a banana makes honeybees want to sting you, according to an interview with a North Mason beekeeper that ran in the Dec. 14 edition of the Journal. So … that’s one more thing you must keep in mind as you go about this hard and complicated life: Never attack a beehive with a banana.

When dogs and cats suddenly find themselves in the middle of a sunbeam while lying around the house, their next thought often seems to be, “This is a good time to start licking mys...


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