Humor Columns

Confessions of a Goofy Soul

For better or worse, this writer tends to let words escape her lips, words that are unexpected, and sometimes embarrassing. Come to think of it; her joie de vivre spirit contributed to her atrocious handwriting. While attending parochial elementary school, the girl...

The Truth Behind a Bucolic Life

Ah! Life in the country is relaxing. You can almost hear the strains of Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (Pastoral) and imagine people and unicorns gamboling in the fields. No urban and suburban noises. Neighbors do not live in our armpits. No homeowners association to...

Moments of Disbelief

Do you ever have those moments when you stop, look around, and wonder how you got to that specific point in your life? It is an undeniable fact; this writer has a vivid and sometimes convoluted imagination. But in all her visions of a possible future, she never...

New Experiences and Insights

Travel allows folks the opportunity to take delight in and be open to, new experiences. Some people think that travel gives them a pass to do things they would not do at home. In other words, they feel free to take things to reckless extremes instead of simply...

Self-Destruction or Progress?

Three men walk into a bar — the owner of a successful engineering company, the CEO of a private financial institution, and the president of a software company. No, wait. Let’s make that three men walk into an upscale pub. After all, the men are high mucky mucks. They...

Two Sides to Book Festivals

Have you ever attended a book festival or book fair? It is a safe bet that people who do love to read. They certainly do not go with the intention of finding their soulmates or even a last minute date. Although, stranger things have happened. You can always hope, but...

Choosing the Dark Side

Not a day goes by that news stories abound about how crooked people have taken advantage of others. It is nearly impossible to understand why smart people choose to travel their life path on the dark side. Is the life of crime more fun and fascinating than adhering to...

Daily Dose of Something New

If you have children, you are familiar with their monosyllabic conversational style. This form of communication or lack thereof evolves. When young children come home from school, they bubble over with a replay of everything that happened at school. Sometimes the...

In Search of Sleep

“It is dark thirty,” as a good friend used to say. Time to close out another day and get some rest. When you go to bed, do you immediately fall asleep?  Do you toss and turn, hoping to shake all the mental clutter out of your head so you can sleep? There are people,...

Do You Have a Wish List?

Most people have a Wish List. Some may call it a Bucket List, but they are not necessarily the same. A Bucket List usually refers to things we want to do or places we want to see before we head down the highway or up the staircase. A Wish List typically itemizes stuff...