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Basket Case

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Greetings from Orange County; specifically, from Gate 18 at the John Wayne Airport. I have just completed a day watching one of my beloved children graduate, and I’m waiting to go home to my trio of dogs who are surely wondering where I’ve been all day.

The world-famous “Tim travels=markets plunge” folklore is still batting 1,000. Some here may recall that the last experiment we did in this respect, my wife and daughter were traveling, and we all wanted to see if this mystical power applied to family members or just me. It was quite clearly shown that, regrettably, I and only I possess this supernatural and as-yet unexplained potency. Perhaps it’s associated with abnormally large genitalia. The jury is still out.