Humor Columns

The Constant Din

Throughout our lives, the noise of one kind or another us envelopes day and night. Constant noise is primarily a part of modern life. But if you lived during the harsh Middle Ages, the clatter of carts on cobblestone had the power to assault your eardrums. Imagine...

Selling the Garage

There is nothing like an early Saturday morning errand to remind us that some people have been up and busy since the crack of God. Garage sale signs popped up everywhere like dandelions a few minutes after you finish mowing. It has been over 20 years since this lady...

Memories of Across the Pond

Nothing makes us notice how fast our lives race by then taking a look at our children and grandchildren. To confirm the truth, take a peek in the mirror. Where did the time go? Why is it we do not notice the passage of time as we live our lives? Our granddaughters are...

Tenacity

Some people consider tenacity a virtue, but those on the receiving end of such determination are not always pleased. There is one aspect of tenacity few of us realize. It is also the seed or basis of all lifeforms in the sea or on land, including humans, plants and...

This and That

  Unless you adhere to the keep-my-mind-empty philosophy, it is nearly impossible not to be bombarded by random thoughts. They may evolve into lengthy contemplation or remain snippets flitting in and out of our lumpy brains without gaining traction. Last week’s...

Mom’s Warnings

Momisms are part of growing up. They are things mothers say to their children to control, instruct, and civilize the little urchins. When we asked our daughter, the proud parent of two lovely Centennial young women, her reply was “I avoided Momisms like the plague.”...

Matching Works With Names

The time has come to confess one’s youthful misdeeds. It was an unintentional mistake, but those who create stories and songs may find it difficult to forgive. This writer committed the unpardonable sin of omission throughout a good portion of her life. Reading has...

The Annual Poke and Grope

As is the case with any group of humans, not everyone in the medical community agrees on whether people should get an annual physical or not. If you are healthy and between the ages of 30-40, a health checkup every other year is sufficient. However, from age 50 on,...

Eavesdropping

Eavesdropping has consequences. Humans are curious creatures. They cannot help but indulge in the impolite yet guilty pleasure of snooping. Eavesdropping can be educational, eye-opening, and, at times, even shocking. There are countless opportunities for eavesdropping...

Repugnant Things We Love

Are you squeamish? Prepare to rethink a few things, especially the foods you enjoy. Do you like honey butter spread on a warm slice of bread or hot biscuits? How about a teaspoon or two of the golden liquid in your tea or coffee? Some folks prefer to use honey instead...