Humor Columns

Living in the Moment

Cameras are everywhere. Some use cameras for dummies – point, click and hope the picture did not turn out fuzzy or a headless shot of Aunt Lulu, while others depend on cellphone cameras or tricked out photographic equipment costing thousands of dollars. Folks...

The Furry Buddha and Other Delights

What will you do after retirement? The commercials for retirement villages in warm climates promise fun, friends, and golf. If seasoned citizens buy into the enticement, they may rip up decades’ old roots and move to Florida, Arizona or similar places to live among...

The People Behind the Scenes

Not everyone is born handsome or beautiful. There are various levels of attractiveness as is the case with its absence. More than one mother has told her child. “There is more to a person than external beauty.” Those same caring mothers also went on to say something...

Everyone Makes Mistakes

It is a fact of life. Whether you are a new bride or a seasoned homemaker, kitchen and household whoopsies happen. Our first home was a 6-room rental with a decent size front yard and an enormous backyard. The backyard had several trees and a contraption known as a...

Those Dastardly Rules

  Nothing has the power to bring a corporation’s boardroom meeting to a gasping halt like a confident female stating the obvious. “I don’t believe in rules.” Even the supposedly hard of hearing Suit sat up and took notice. What brought on this declaration? The...

A Day of Frustration

Some days beginning with the mundane. This particular day turned out to be an exercise written by mischievous demons. On second thought, perhaps the demons meant to create chaos in the world of a self-avowed stress ball. Folks look at her with affection and a generous...

And Your Response Is?

People frequently say things without considering the possibility of getting a response from folks on the receiving end of those casual comments. For example, when you walk up to checkout counters, the humans operating the tallying machine designed to separate you from...

Contemplating Navel Lint

Did you do a double take after you read the title of today’s column? One can only hope. In case you are wondering, today’s column will not discuss actual bellybutton stuffing. Navel lint of the contemplative kind refers to the flotsam and jetsam of thoughts popping...

Resolutions, Again?

What is the big deal about New Year’s Resolutions? They are not effective. If resolutions were successful, then why do so many people make the same ones every year? Do they exemplify the definition of insanity attributed to Albert Einstein?  “Insanity is doing the...

Where Are You Now?

Did you achieve your goal? Did your dreams come true? We all have dreams of the future. Dreams of where we want to be when we “grow up.” Sometimes the path we think our life will take turns out to be far different than anything we have imagined. A child’s hope for his...