Humor Columns

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...

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...