Humor Books & Columns

With The Regularity of Verbal Vomit

People spout certain popular phrases at every opportunity because, they think, such phrases fit all occasions. Not surprisingly and once again, what the popular “wisdom” touts as true and applicable is so far off the mark that it is in a different zip code. In other...

Bag Ladies and Gents in the Workplace

Wait! Why is that pack animal lumbering into our elegant office building? Can we agree that four bags for one misguided creature are more than overkill? Such shoulder and back destroying behavior is unnecessary. There was a time when men had to wear suits and ties to...

The Intrusions Never End

Do people with hyperactive imaginations ever manage to relax and sleep? How you view your energetic brain condition will depend on the amount of rest you require. Medical professionals drum the importance of sleep into us from the moment of our hatching. Sleep is...

Cute is Not Always Cuddly

If you watch nature programs for even a little while, you will see countless furry creatures that touch your softer side. But do not forget that appearances can be deceiving. Perhaps Mother Nature should attach labels to her more adorable creatures. Take the Koala as...

Synaptic Leaps

If your commute takes longer than ten or fifteen minutes, you may find your mind wandering. Countless thoughts will go tripping across your gray matter. Some may surprise you or leave you laughing out loud. In any case, driving to and from work is an adventure, but...

The Triple Whammy

People fall back on a couple of tried and true sayings when things go awry. One of the truisms is almost too cute. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Making lemonade is all well and good, but in some situations, you might be drowning in the sweet and tart...

Playing Chicken

  Life is little more than a game of chance. A fate which affects all living things, flora and fauna alike, including the sometimes rational animals (also known as humans). The battle for survival is constant and at times exhilarating.  Ask any thrill seeker....

Subtlety vs. Rusty Scalpel

Are you inclined toward verbal slicing and dicing, without bloodshed? Or, do you prefer to couch what you say in clever or unique phrasing? Then euphemisms could be your go-to mode of communication. Saying what you mean can get you in trouble especially if the words...

Jobs We Love and Hate

Is your posterior rooted to the parental couch? If not, then in all probability by the age of twenty-five you have had several jobs. Thanks to Uncle Sam, take home pay for beginner jobs was less than expected because he took a cut of the action. However, the point of...

Communication and Clarity

Just because your lips are moving, are you making sense? Are you a movie star on a television talk show; a politician hogging the news cameras every chance you get; an athlete giving an interview after a game; or an average Joe talking with friends?  In any case, it...