Humor Columns

Urban and Country Living

Urban dwellers live in a convenience rut. They drive on paved roads frequently blocked for repair work or demolition, and interminable new construction. Upon completion, paved roads are already obsolete, and urbanites find the demolition crew ripping out the new...

They Must Think We Are Stupid

Some things catch your attention with their absurdity. Let’s consider a few examples. Is it our optimistic nature, or are we gullible enough to believe in that mythical space known as downtime? It is a time after the political campaigns are over, folks voted, and the...

Some Discomforts Are Worth Enduring

We tend to take everything for granted. Living our lives and rarely noticing the trickle of loss until something smacks us in the face and shouts, “Pay attention!” For example, this writer loves her coffee — strong, black and, lots of it. She discovered the joys of...

Jumping the Gun

We have barely had time to say Hello to November, and yet one local radio station has been playing Christmas songs since the first of the month. There is more to this delightful news. The station will continue with its endless loop of holiday songs until the end of...

Early Voting Observations

Are you inclined to follow an urge and make spur of the moment decisions? Or, are you a planner to the point of boring? This writer does both. If the decision involves other people and an event in the future, then she tends to plan. One can always alter a plan of...

Cries for Help

Welcome to fall, the brief stepping stone to winter in North Texas. The weather in this part of the country is schizophrenic. It has been raining nonstop for over two weeks. Consequently, sleeping through the night has been next to impossible because of all the...

Lashing Out

The urge to lash out is human. It is the reaction of someone in pain, whether it be in self-defense or pure retaliation for perceived or actual wrongs. Although the act of lashing out comes naturally to humans, society discourages such behavior. The civilizing process...

Dinner is Served

Are you a snack? If you happen to be scratching your head or other areas of your body as you read this, then you too may be the treat every tiny critter in your yard craves. This writer’s relationship with the visible and invisible denizens of the earth has evolved....

Scary Moments

Do you startle easily? Or, do you remain calm in situations in which more skittish folk scream, squeak, or gasp at the unexpected? At the risk of appearing to climb on the psychobabble bandwagon, our experiences and environments do contribute to and determine how we...

The Discovery of Binge-Watching

Let’s begin with full disclosure. This writer rarely walks the path everyone else seems to travel. Countless movies and popular television series everyone raves about, may come and go without so much as an eye blink from this lady. For over 20 years, DirecTV brought...