Humor Columns

Rewriting Memories

Nowadays, it is fashionable to rewrite history. Such efforts are the result of wishful thinking or political correctness. In either case, please remember, accuracy is not the intent of the revisionist. Although the modifier is serious about his version of the facts,...

Like Opening a Can of Worms

Conversations are like toddlers. You never know what they will get into or where they will lead. We are in the throes of Early Voting in Texas. Since it is an off-year election for state constitutional amendments, the lull between voters allows workers to visit. One...

The Endless Con

“Buckle up, you’re in for a bumpy ride.” If you think we hint at a harrowing rollercoaster experience at an amusement park, you are mistaken, buttercup. There is something more nightmarish going on than a simple multi-loop, upside-down rollercoaster or even a highly...

Souvenirs or Conversation Pieces

When people travel, they pick up tangible memories, also known as souvenirs. Souvenirs are mementos of a person, place, or event. They can be photographs we look at and recall the moment in time we pushed the button on our cameras. Far too many folks tend to go...

Revenge!

Hate and war are so much easier than love, peace, and tolerance. When we are hurt or perceive a threat or injury inflicted on us by someone, our first instinct is to lash out. After all, self-preservation is how humans have made it this far in our existence. Even...

Human Pincushion

Pain is annoying. We realize your response is probably a giant “Duh!”   What if your discomfort (a euphemism for pain) plops itself somewhere on your body and decides to stay? Depending on your tolerance level, you have two choices. Either you take medicine,...

Why Did I Do That?

How often do we stop and consider an action before doing it? Health care folks recommend we drink copious amounts of water every day. It makes sense during the hot summer days in Texas, but throughout the year as well. Staying hydrated keeps the body healthy. This...

A Firm Conviction

There is a definite “Eek” factor connected with insects unless you are an entomologist. Since this writer does not subscribe to the Buddhist practice of Ahimsa, which means without harm to self or any other living things, bugs are fair game. However, she does have...

Stealth Control

Do you ever wonder how many of us are in charge of the decisions concerning our future? If you never thought about it, the family you are born into is the first step toward your future. In a perfect world, a child should have a choice. That is not to say those born...

Grunt Work

There are tasks we perform daily that never end. The problem and dissatisfaction stem from the fact that the job must get done or the results will be catastrophic. We can call such repetitive chores grunt work. They are necessary, but not glamorous. Countless tasks...