Humor Columns

The Preferred Response

What is the first word a child learns? If your thought process tends toward the emotional, then you will likely answer Mamma or Da Da. But contrary to your sentimental assumptions, the answer is No. All too often we forget that a child is born with Emmanuel Kant’s...

Nasal Assaults

According to an online article published by Anthony Carboni, the Rockefeller University Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior stated their “overall goal … to understand how complex behaviors are modulated by external chemosensory cues and internal physiological...

Death of the Treadmill

Recently, our treadmill rolled out its final mile. After 22 years of faithful service, the darn thing croaked. After surgery to repair two herniated discs in the lower back area, the doctor recommended walking on a daily basis. Walking was part of this writer’s daily...

The Female Truck and Other Comments

Some people claim that if you are married long enough, you start to resemble each other in appearance and personalities. There are those who believe the same thing can happen with people and their pets. More than likely in the case of the latter, the resemblance is...

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...