Humor Columns

The Generational Divide

It feels incredible to scratch an itch that is until you get carried away. Some itches are fleeting and pleasurable. However, the insect bites we collect during the spring and summer months not so much. At first, the bites go unnoticed, but as the poison spreads, the...

Unexpected Delights

It is the simple things that make life bearable. Those moments of uncomplicated joy are fleeting. If we do not pay attention and take time to appreciate them, they quickly disappear into the mists of time. The best part of unexpected delights is they are free. All we...

The Power of a Hug

A brief digression from humor to solemn. In these twisted times of human contact deprivation, there is more at stake than the uncertain hope of not catching COVID -19. Such forced isolation is detrimental to everyone’s mental and physical health. People say, “Laughter...

Life in Captivity

One of this writer’s favorite pastimes is people watching. Unfortunately, the lengthy shutdown of our country and the world deprived her of that pleasurable activity. The antics of humans are a cheap form of entertainment. Surprisingly, it makes her feel a connection...

Did You Intend to Say That?

Does anyone mean what they say? You have to wonder. Does the pathway between the brain and the mouth have a Detour block? It must, when we consider the actual meaning of the words that flip off our tongues in a perfect swan dive to someone’s ears. People utter...

No End in Sight

What is the meaning of Life? People have asked the question ever since God decided to mess with the tranquility of Eden by removing one of Adam’s ribs to create Eve. Imagine the boredom with constant and repetitive chores. Suppose an eternal being decided to create a...

A Simple Tale

Once upon a time, there were people, some poor and others wealthy and powerful. Historical novels and fairy tales have something in common. Neither had indoor plumbing. The rich and poor were the great unwashed. At some point in time, servants fill a tub with hot...

You Reap What You Sow

Think of it as trickledown karma. Children are the payback for what past generations endured with their children. How many parents have uttered words along the lines of “You’ll get yours when you have children of your own?” A bit vengeful, don’t you think? Why do...

Overcoming Never

When even the happy hermit gets cabin fever, she turns to distractions she avoided in the past. I am a contrarian. The dictionary defines contrarian as “a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion or current practice.” In other words, if the sheeple watch or do...