Dark Humor Eases the Pain

Whether we like it or not, life has a way of dumping lemons into our laps. To counteract those lemons, this writer is always on the alert for touches of weird and funny, that unintentionally inject levity to any situation. Such unexpected moments give us respite from...

Summer: Past and Present

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” The seductive melody and laid back lyrics of this song from the musical “Porgy and Bess” harken back to summers of yesteryear. George Gershwin’s haunting music feeds the soul as the song conjures a relaxed state of being that no...

Spilling Your Guts

A society that prides itself on non-commitment is willing to jump in and share their most private thoughts and information with strangers? Take females, for example. You get two or more of them together, and they become shameless magpies. For some inexplicable reason,...

The Mission

Missionaries have been around since the time of Jesus Christ or perhaps even longer. A part of missionary work includes educating the natives to read and write in a language not their own. Another element of the process is giving life-saving medical care, teaching...

Donkey Love

  When the cattle arrived on the Funny Farm so did the two donkeys. The initial shipment included a female donkey or as Hubby calls her, the Jenny Ass. Jenny is a shy critter, who prefers her own company to the intrusive busybodies with whom she shares the...

The Ring 2.0

It was an annual tradition. Every Labor Day weekend, the men in the family drove to the Texas Gulf Coast to engage in the delights of deep-sea fishing. It was a time of bonding, fun, and getting stinking grubby. After the men realized a small fishing boat suitable for...