Humor Columns

Choosing the Dark Side

Not a day goes by that news stories abound about how crooked people have taken advantage of others. It is nearly impossible to understand why smart people choose to travel their life path on the dark side. Is the life of crime more fun and fascinating than adhering to...

Daily Dose of Something New

If you have children, you are familiar with their monosyllabic conversational style. This form of communication or lack thereof evolves. When young children come home from school, they bubble over with a replay of everything that happened at school. Sometimes the...

In Search of Sleep

“It is dark thirty,” as a good friend used to say. Time to close out another day and get some rest. When you go to bed, do you immediately fall asleep?  Do you toss and turn, hoping to shake all the mental clutter out of your head so you can sleep? There are people,...

Do You Have a Wish List?

Most people have a Wish List. Some may call it a Bucket List, but they are not necessarily the same. A Bucket List usually refers to things we want to do or places we want to see before we head down the highway or up the staircase. A Wish List typically itemizes stuff...

Self-Congratulatory Events

Are there too many award shows? You may find them entertaining, but for some folks, self-congratulatory shows rank right down there with watching paint dry. We know what musicians or actors and their movies we enjoy. Do we have to have validation of our likes and...

Those Things You Do

If you are a highbrow, you have idiosyncrasies. The rest of us have quirks. Perhaps your first instinct is to deny this. If that is the case, you should look again with a more objective eye. Better still, ask an outspoken friend. We guaranty that he or she (probably...

Funeral Rituals

One method of coping with funerals is to focus on unusual things during such somber occasions. In days of old, funeral practices were undeniably unsanitary. It was common to lay out the deceased on the kitchen table. Since tables back then were usually made of...

Living in the Moment

Cameras are everywhere. Some use cameras for dummies – point, click and hope the picture did not turn out fuzzy or a headless shot of Aunt Lulu, while others depend on cellphone cameras or tricked out photographic equipment costing thousands of dollars. Folks...

The Furry Buddha and Other Delights

What will you do after retirement? The commercials for retirement villages in warm climates promise fun, friends, and golf. If seasoned citizens buy into the enticement, they may rip up decades’ old roots and move to Florida, Arizona or similar places to live among...

The People Behind the Scenes

Not everyone is born handsome or beautiful. There are various levels of attractiveness as is the case with its absence. More than one mother has told her child. “There is more to a person than external beauty.” Those same caring mothers also went on to say something...