shortcut

You reach the age when a shortcut is bypass surgery.

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flight of fancy

Flight of fancy: One in which you dream that, instead of a bag of peanuts, the airline will serve you pie in the sky.

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knocking around

“Oh, just knocking around,” said one stray shopping cart to another in the parking lot.

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drop of doing

A drop of doing good is worth a gallon of good intention.

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cook up

What some people can cook up in no time is excuses.

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self pity

Pitying yourself is pretty pitiful.

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letting go

Letting go can be a relief, a danger, or both.

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unique solution

I didn’t know what to do with myself. Then I got cloned.

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page numbers

They number the pages of those catalogs you get in the mail so you know which ones you’re never able to get open.

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partisan speech

These days, there’s nothing like a partisan political speech to leave a psychic stain on the atmosphere.

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