Humor Columns

From the Rearview Mirror

2025 Return with us to a time when politics and a pandemic joined hands to create chaos. Gather around, and you shall hear of the COVID 19 pandemic in 2019 and 2020. When the pandemic first came upon the scene in 2019, the world’s reaction was fear. As you know, fear...

Not My Circus

Do you get the feeling that life is a series of circus performances? Much of human behavior is about the care and feeding of the Ego. To achieve the nirvana of self-esteem, folks vie for attention, sometimes love, and sometimes power and money. To them, altruism is a...

Are There Friends Who Never Disappoint?

Disappointments abound. But if you are lucky, you have a friend who has your back. They always speak the truth, even when it hurts. When it comes to honesty and friendship, they do not pussyfoot around. But in a world where caution is absent, folks introduce someone...

That Driving Force

What propels you to get up each morning, aside from the call of Nature? Do you get back in bed, pull the covers over your head, and hit the snooze button several times? Now imagine you are a serf during the Middle Ages. Unless you happen to be a king, a lord, a...

Foods We Cannot Do Without

What happens when conversation briefly stutters or goes completely silent? If you are a female relative of this writer, the sounds of sighs soon fill the void. And they are not subtle. Like far too many folks living their lives in the ether of social media, she...

The Oddities We Notice

There is more to living in the country than extra land, the cattle, the distance between neighbors, and other benefits. Each of us hurtles through life in much the same way that our planet hurtles through space. But it is vital to our existence that we pause and look...

Those Annoying Flapping Lips

Have you noticed how often people speak but make no sense? A common genetic flaw. If they have nothing of substance to contribute to a discussion, they still feel the need to contribute. That is when they tend to spout nonsense. If you doubt this, all you have to do...

Life’s Little Surprises

Few of us can honestly say we know who we are. Why? Because people see themselves through a physical and mental veil. You look in the mirror before leaving for work. You might even comment out loud, “I look great today.” Later in the day, you visit the restroom to...

The Power of Propinquity

Propinquity refers to proximity to others and the resulting formation of friendship or romantic attachment to those we often encounter. The word burst into this writer’s life years ago. The delivery vehicle of this new vocabulary word was an old television series,...

Waiting for Miracles

Long ago, in times of need or trouble, the people prayed. But that was before enlightenment appeared on the horizon. That particular philosophy encouraged emphasis on reason and questioning everything. Early humans created their gods with the sheer power of...