Humor Columns

Why I Live in the Country

Had you asked the question twenty-something years ago, the answer would have been simple. Never. Hubby grew up in the country of Oklahoma. He longed to own land to do as he pleased without the inevitable suburban busybodies sticking their noses into his business. To...

The Scent of Fresh Baked Bread

If you want to tease the palette of anyone within sniffing range, fry bacon, bake cookies or bake bread. Pleasing aromas have the power to tweak your taste buds. Scents conjure memories. Hubby and I opted to oven fry bacon because we could make a larger batch than...

The Overactive Mind

What we desperately need are cold showers for the brain. It would be the best invention of our time. Stop! Before your mental images take you down unintended trails, we did say the cold shower was for the mind and not southern parts of the body. However, if your mind...

Weird Dreams

Some say dreams are your subconscious stretching its muscles while you sleep. Others, who have more time on their hands than is healthy for them or anyone in their orbit, look for deeper meanings behind the visions our minds conjure. The fear of falling dream is...

The Constant Din

Throughout our lives, the noise of one kind or another us envelopes day and night. Constant noise is primarily a part of modern life. But if you lived during the harsh Middle Ages, the clatter of carts on cobblestone had the power to assault your eardrums. Imagine...

Selling the Garage

There is nothing like an early Saturday morning errand to remind us that some people have been up and busy since the crack of God. Garage sale signs popped up everywhere like dandelions a few minutes after you finish mowing. It has been over 20 years since this lady...

Memories of Across the Pond

Nothing makes us notice how fast our lives race by then taking a look at our children and grandchildren. To confirm the truth, take a peek in the mirror. Where did the time go? Why is it we do not notice the passage of time as we live our lives? Our granddaughters are...

Tenacity

Some people consider tenacity a virtue, but those on the receiving end of such determination are not always pleased. There is one aspect of tenacity few of us realize. It is also the seed or basis of all lifeforms in the sea or on land, including humans, plants and...

This and That

  Unless you adhere to the keep-my-mind-empty philosophy, it is nearly impossible not to be bombarded by random thoughts. They may evolve into lengthy contemplation or remain snippets flitting in and out of our lumpy brains without gaining traction. Last week’s...

Mom’s Warnings

Momisms are part of growing up. They are things mothers say to their children to control, instruct, and civilize the little urchins. When we asked our daughter, the proud parent of two lovely Centennial young women, her reply was “I avoided Momisms like the plague.”...