Humor Books & Columns

Fluffing Chocolates

Somewhere in the world somebody or a group of bodies write new laws every day. Laws are meant to guide and control the masses, but at some point, we ought to call a halt to the relentless insanity. On January 1, 2010: 40,627 new laws were on the books in the USA and...

Travel Tidbits

The goal of travel writers is to entice readers to travel. On the other hand, the goal of this writer is to evoke a smile, a chuckle or even an OMG. To achieve that objective, one must look in unexpected places or at least relate what “normal” folks might overlook. To...
Christmas Adventure: Part 3, Christmas in Costa Rica

Christmas Adventure: Part 3, Christmas in Costa Rica

The anonymous and omniscient “they” claim travel is broadening. That was certainly the case with the third leg of our journey. Our driver promised it would not take longer than thirty minutes to get to the airport. But San Jose traffic is usually insane, busy and a...
Christmas Adventure, Part Two: The Perils of Travel

Christmas Adventure, Part Two: The Perils of Travel

Although December 22nd is one of the busiest travel days of the year, there are delightful perks. Our flight to Houston included free adult beverages with coupons the airline so thoughtfully included with our boarding pass. Since someone else was driving (I mean...

A Christmas Adventure

For the first time in our marriage, Hubby and I set off on a journey we have taken before but not during the Christmas holidays. We are going to Costa Rica. Prior to this year’s trip, all our holiday travels included visiting our parents for fun gatherings with...

When Will We Ever Learn?

The old geezer, known as Father Time, shuffles off the stage leaving the world in the hands of the incompetent whippersnapper – the New Year Urchin in the Saggy Diapers. By the time the Kid matures into an old geezer, the cycle starts anew. While this bit of...

People Watching

There are few things as entertaining as sitting or standing away from the crush of the maddening crowd to observe our fellow humans. And it costs you nothing but an investment of your time and the willingness to smile, chuckle, or laugh out loud. There is a piece de...

Yesterday vs. Today

Some folks look back on the past as the halcyon days of their lives. Others hope the future will improve life. The less introspective among us tend to live in the present. They complain a great deal, and muddle along. During the holidays, people travel great distances...
The Never-Ending Story

The Never-Ending Story

Is there ever a moment when we finish all our tasks and are free to pursue something fun without feeling guilty? Such a blink in time might be possible if we moved to an alternate universe. Perhaps there the desired albeit brief freedom from tasks could happen. More...
The Unstable Line between Love and Hate

The Unstable Line between Love and Hate

What causes people to fall in love? We know it a physical and a chemical connection. But aside from the urge to rip-each-other’s-clothes-off stage, a vital piece of the process should be included, preferably before the clothes ripping part. This step is known as the...