The Television Critic

Do you watch television on the couch warm and cozy under a throw or blanket? Or, are you curled up in your chair half asleep? In either case, do you pay attention enough to periodically leap out of your comfortable spot and yell, “That’s not logical”? This writer has...

A Tale of Two Gyms

As we gaze at all the cars in gym parking lots, we recall an important truth. People tend to be predictable. Some folks forget that the pie hole stuffing excesses of the last few months include the Halloween candy you pilfered from your child’s stash. Following the...

Holiday Observations

You may not travel for a family “gorgy” on Thanksgiving, but countless others gravitate toward mixing with people, even family, on Christmas and New Year’s. The aforementioned days are your last chance this year to be sociable.  Or at least something resembling...

Time and Perspective

Here we are a year older with a few accidental flashes of wisdom in tow. The Old Year hobbles off stage while the cherubic and diaper-wearing New Year totters into our lives. It seems he is a born partier and had one too many before making his grand entrance. Unlike...

Holiday Romance Movies

To some, television is a waste of time. For others, it is a way to escape from reality. But even for romantics, Christmas Romance Movies can be puzzling if not taken with a spoonful of salt. On occasion, this writer binge-watches defunct television series. Otherwise,...

A Tale of Christmas Trees

There was a time when people decorated real trees for Christmas. For illumination, people clipped candles onto the tree branches and lit them. As the trees dried out, they became flammable. Our tree burned when this writer was around four years old. The parents ran a...