Kickass

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    Kickass and the moment poem

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that the keeper abandons his most recent Phyllis-conditioned fling at poetry:   Winter moment. Snow sifting down, Seasoning The gray cold. Then gone, No trace, No tracks. But…

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    Kickass and old black Joe

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that the keeper and Phyllis occasionally share the songs from their distant past when one or the other of them sings a fragment of lyrics and the other…

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    Kickass with his own eyes

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that the keeper, having researched the growing inclination of people to put their own spin on things they see “with their own eyes,” suggests that in the interest…

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    Kickass and Leopold’s birthday

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, notes that while the keeper mentioned recent January birthdays, he missed Aldo Leopold’s on Jan.11 which marked 135 years since Leopold’s birth in 1887. (Leopold died in 1948 of…

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    Kickass and skunk style

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that the keeper assesses the degree of hibernation necessary to survive a Wisconsin winter, and compares the actions—inactions, actually—of himself and Phyllis to that of the “dumb” animals…

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    Kickass and Yon Yonson

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that in the clutter of the keeper’s cranial closet is a version of the nonsense song, “My name is Yon Yonson, I come from Wisconsin….” as it was…

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    Kickass and Jan 9 birthday

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that there was a time in the keeper’s life when Jan. 9 marked the birthdays of his late wife Betty, his dog Doc, and the president of the…

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    Kickass and compression helmets

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, is working with the keeper in developing the “Compression helmet,” which will work like compression socks to improve cranial blood circulation, particularly in the brains of those Republicans who…

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    Kickass remembers pearl harbor

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that the keeper recalls the widely used “Remember Pearl Harbor,” catch phrase from WWII days, and suggests its revival along with some editing: “Forget Pearl Harbor and Remember…

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    Kickass and Jan. 6

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that the keeper and Phyllis will socialize later today with their blind friend Michael Christopher, a fellow resident at Vista West and a former Madison alderman.  Mike deals…