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Cream of the Cool

I think it was last Wednesday when (much to nobody’s surprise) I decided to stop at my home away from home and whet my whistle by consuming a few beers and a shot of two of bourbon before calling it a night. Sure enough, I was greeted by the usual suspects but something in the air was different and not in a good way.

After making the usual inquiries and asking about how their day went I could see that something was amiss. Instead of the usual bitching, moaning and…

or A List of Things I Could Easily Do Without:

1. After hours and weeks of filling out forms for financial assistance, numerous probing interviews, dental and doctors' appointments, in one phone call behind my back, the youngest stepdaughter almost ruined our new routine by requesting a visit to the Adult Day Care, plus pushing for a five-day visit for her Dad to go to Brooklyn. The last time he went, she didn't give him his meds on time, left him alone, and he called…

In linguistics, the copula is any word which links the subject and predicate of a sentence. Most frequently, it is a verb related to states of being, such as English 'is' and Spanish 'ser' and 'estar.' Sometimes, however, the copula takes a form more similar to pronouns and noun suffixes, as in the Inuit languages, Guarani, and Classical Chinese. Furthermore, many languages do not involve copulae at all, and are called 'zero copula' or 'null-copula' languages; Russian, Semitic languages like Arabic…

After all, it was the 60's. I guess you had to be there.

He's a real nowhere man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody.

Excerpt from The Beatles song Nowhere Man

Pepperland is the mythical musical paradise buried deep beneath the sea that was the setting for The Beatles movie Yellow Submarine.

Soon into the movie Pepperland falls under siege…