Humor Columns

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...

To Err is Human

If you claim to be human, you will make a mistake or two in your life. This writer readily confesses she has made mistakes in the past, does so now, and will probably continue to make blunders in the future. The most important thing is to own those unintentional...

The Memory Files

If your children are grown, you may not reminisce about a holiday until the day arrives. Suddenly, precious memories fill your mind like a cascade of flower petals teasing forth Easter celebrations from long ago. This type of memory dump is part of this writer’s life....

Perspective

When you take a moment to think about it, our perspective on life, people, and even needs are mutable. So, during our enforced confinement, what are the most important things that make your life bearable? What are the absolute necessities for you to function at...

Solitary Confinement

There is an anguished outcry across the land. “Woe is us! We can’t be social and hang out with friends while staring at our electronic devices. How will we pass the time? What will we do for entertainment?” If you are not chuckling, you may be part of the troubled and...