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Erma Bombeck

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  • Don't give up on septic

    When columnist Erma Bombeck published her book "The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank" in the mid-1970s, she was trafficking in suburban, comedic gold. Septic systems were universal — iconic, even — and as close as a waste disposal system could come to being a real-for-sure chunk of Americana.
  • Women Are Funny, That's No Joke

    Get your pen, keyboard or tattoo gun, everybody, and please write this down: Women are funny and always have been. Women's humor is not a "new thing." It's not like an iPhone 5, the use of genomic analysis in medicine or gay couples with babies on prime-...

    Return to School & Mama's Sanity

    Return to School & Mama's Sanity
    The kids returned to school this past Monday... my sanity sputtering close behind.  I would have made a full recovery from the 24/7 togetherness of summer sooner, only I've been buried in papers I have to fill out for both kids and turn back into their...

    Book review: 'Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake' details good life

    Book review: 'Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake' details good life
    It says "memoir" on the jacket of this book, and this time, it's true. Anna Quindlen has been the diarist of baby boomers, and women boomers especially, since she began writing at the age of 18 for the New York Times, where her columns won a Pulitzer...

    Bil Keane dies at 89; 'Family Circus' comic strip creator

    Bil Keane dies at 89; 'Family Circus' comic strip creator
    Bil Keane, a cartoonist who chronicled the lighter moments of family life for more than 50 years through the gentle, heartfelt humor of the "Family Circus" comic strip, has died. He was 89. Keane died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his longtime...