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William F. Buckley Jr's Redeeming Feature

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I must be honest - I despised William F. Buckley Jr. (when he was he was among the living! 

And then I saw his obituary in a magazine and we suddenly became soul mates"of a sort.

After viewing the Newsweek picture of Buckley in his palatial apartment at his desk with his typewriter, on top of a huge mountain of clutter , I was blown away by our similarity.   Behold!   I had a kinship with the dear, departed fellow, but he had no way of knowing it.   And needless to say, my digs have nothing in common with his -" except clutter and my own pile could never hope to match his world-class peak! (I'm sure that there must have been many out there who shared this sentiment when they viewed that picture.)

Alas, there is nothing I can do about my problem, other than write an occasional ditty on the subject.    Here is my latest:

The bane of my life is this cluttering!

Once again, I hear myself muttering:

"It surely would pay if I'd THROW IT AWAY! "

(Then I always return to my puttering.) *

* I refer to my car as "a mobile landfill"


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