Humor Columns

Why the Cock Crows

Did you ever wonder why roosters crow? If you live in the suburbs and large metropolitan areas, that thought probably will not appear among your various synaptic processes. Admit it. You would panic if you heard a rooster crow in your urban world. If you were asleep,...

What Did You Do Last Summer?

School is back in session in most places. As a way to ease the students back into the education groove, many a teacher’s first homework assignments used to be: “Write an essay on what you did last summer.” The teachers cautioned their creative students about using an...

Dealing with Houdini

Never in her wildest dreams did this city girl expect to live in the country. But when she fell in love with Hubby, her world and life changed. He was a quiet and observant man. Unlike far too many folks who are uncomfortable within their skin and with silence, he...

Those Ah-Ha Moments

What do you do with your time when the weather outside hovers between 103 and 109? For the past several weeks, it was and still is too hot to do yard work, as in mowing, pulling weeds, and sundry other outdoor tasks. Since you rarely leave the house and weeks go by...

Limited Focus

Living in the smothering cocoon of self-indulgence and ego becomes boring in no time. At least, it should if you have a couple of brain cells left to rub together. Why do you suppose selfish people tend to be cynical, grumpy, and manage to find fault in everyone and...

The Problem with Gadgets

Gadgets are supposed to be a blessing. Their creators promise that your life will be easier if you buy their latest gizmo. There is a downside to jumping on the bandwagon of owning the latest and most amazing electronic offering. For some, the drive to hold the most...

Attraction and Repulsion: Tale as Old as Humanity

We enjoy watching a good love story. Well, probably not the guys. But kudos to those who do watch because someone they love wants to do so. Most love stories have similar beginnings. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. She reciprocates the feeling. They decide to get...

Bloody Yummy?

Are you an omnivore, a carnivore, pescatarian or vegetarian? We will avoid the twisted subgroups of the above list people choose to consume. Also included in the omissions are all the insane varieties of self-torture, known as diet plans. That is too much brain damage...

Why Bother?

“You were always feminine,” her brother remarked with a smirk while his sister insisted on a bit of primping before Hubby arrived home from work. “I’m going to care about my appearance even with one toe in the grave,” she replied. That conversation took place a long...

Welcome to My World

Surprises enhance our lives. A recent surprise included tolerating two dogs inside my pet free home. It is bad enough people walk around outside, step in spit, vomit, and other human expulsions. Then we enter our homes and walk on the floors and carpets with those...