Humor Columns

The Undeniable Urge

Each season has a purpose. Depending on where you live and for all intents and purposes, summer is a lazy time. It is a time to enjoy the outdoors, and the scorched-by-the-sun flowers. It is a time to bake in the sun until your skin turns leathery. The tanning years...

The Niggling Fear

Whether we want to admit it 1, the fear of becoming our parents is not only real but also terrifying. After all, what self-respecting teen or young adult would want to become the fuddy-duddies who gave them life and ushered them toward maturity. The concept is...

The Many Sides of Freedom

Ask any randomly selected group of people what they think freedom means to them, and you will get a different answer from each one. The meaning of freedom varies, depending on life experiences. And it is as elusive as the meaning of love. Both words remain inanimate...

The Myth of Elderly Wisdom

If the date of your birth is no later than the 1970s, you were lucky enough to have parents still willing to teach valuable life lessons, which included respect for our elders. There was no explanation given to children as to why we should believe the “with age comes...

Snippets From the Gym

Six months have passed since this writer joined the local gym. In a previous column, we shared our observations regarding the folks who populate this particular den of fun torture. But there is so much more to share. If people watching is not an activity you enjoy,...

The Vesuvius Syndrome

To say someone has a temper to rival a volcanic eruption should give people pause. History buffs know when Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79 it destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It is considered the world’s most dangerous volcano because beneath Vesuvius is...

The Downside of Haste

The populace today is  “The Hurry Up Society.” They are all about doing everything fast, from driving to speed dating to quick hookups. Folks seem to abhor the concept of going slow. However, there is a downside to being in a perpetual state of acceleration. Has speed...

Get It Done

What if you do not feel like doing something, but it must get done? Some people prefer to tackle tasks and finish them in a timely fashion. Others take their time and embark on a side trip of procrastination. Organized people follow the compulsion to prioritize...

Organizing Clutter

Every once in a while the urge to straighten, organized and declutter bites this writer in the posterior. In most cases, the action is necessary. For example, when you move from one home to another, you become an archeologist of sorts and unearth a past tucked away in...

Unexpected Consequences

Life is about learning from our and other people’s mistakes. We form our view of likes and dislikes at an early age observing our parents. If we approved of their example, we might follow in their footsteps. Some kids are contrary and will choose the opposite path no...