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Making Us Really Great Again. A Ten-Minute Play.

Cantankerously Yours Making Us Really Great Again. A Ten-Minute Play. By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, SCENE: A SMALL GOVERNMENT OFFICE. LONG DESK AND CHAIR FACING AUDIENCE. ANOTHER SMALL...

Postage Due: A Ten-Minute Play

Cantankerously Yours Postage Due: A Ten-Minute Play (Based on an actual event) By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, SCENE: SMALL OFFICE IN REAR OF LOCAL THEATRE. DESK WITH CHAIR, AND...

Eleventh Annual Scroogie Awards

Cantankerously Yours Eleventh Annual Scroogie Awards By Wendell Abern Dear Holiday Revelers,         Scroogies are awards I inaugurated in 2006, as an homage to my idol and favorite...

Irma, Pre- and Post-

Cantankerously Yours Irma, Pre- and Post- By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, Sometimes, you simply get lucky.           I made reservations for both of my Chicago visits back in March...

Ah, the Joys of Aging!

Cantankerously Yours Ah, the Joys of Aging! By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, When I was a young bumpkin of 53 years, my aunt (who was then 84) said,...

To All the Grandchildren in the World

Cantankerously Yours To All the Grandchildren in the World By Wendell Abern Dear Grandchildren Everywhere,           Today, I am writing to apologize to all of you.           Usually, I...

The Brad Gene

Cantankerously Yours The Brad Gene By Wendell Abern Dear Readers,           As I wrote several years ago, I believe that scientists have yet to discover many “special” genes...

Bittersweet Memories

Cantankerously Yours Bittersweet Memories By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, Last month, I wrote a column detailing how my art director/partner Paul and I had created my favorite commercial....

Nums & Figs

Cantankerously Yours Nums & Figs By Wendell Abern Dear Readers,           A friend recently asked me if I’ve always been grumpy. No, actually. It took 50 years in...

You Only Roast the People You Love

Cantankerously Yours You Only Roast the People You Love By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, I am a member of a highly unusual “fraternity:” a 72-year old poker game.        ...