Don’t talk with your mouth foul

In the era I grew up in, table manners were a big deal. Curiously, this was one commonality in our family no matter where I was. Pick a place: Mom’s, Dad’s or the Grandparents. Come with me, now, to see how those formative years gave birth to my own golden rule: Don’t talk with your… Read more »

Believers gotta believe

There’s a lot of interesting news in the world today. Lots of it is right in our backyard (in this case, I speak both metaphorically and literally). As usual, opinions outweigh facts. That is the customary recipe for inaction. That’s because, believers gotta believe. I’ve already said my piece on the horrific shooting that occurred… Read more »

Kids are being killed. For crying out loud, DO something!

You’re damn right I’m angry. Kids are being killed. Get out of here with your second amendment blather. Kids are being killed. For crying out loud, do something! Can you seriously tell me that a little extra waiting or a little extra paperwork is too much to ask? Seriously? Kids are being killed. Sure, you’re a responsible gun owner…. Read more »

Smiles on Valentine’s Day

I’ve been out of the Valentine’s Day “business” for a while now. I mean, not exactly. I still send cards (paper and electronic, now). But my old “job” of trying to bring smiles on Valentine’s Day is pretty much something I’ve retired from. Now, granted, the cards could be having that impact. I don’t always know… Read more »

The pen is mighty, but an implication is mightier

I know not to do it. You know not to do it. Heck, everyone knows not to do it. I’m counting my chickens.  And taking a victory lap. Will I jinx it? Can I snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? Follow along and find out why I say the pen is mighty, but an… Read more »

Save me from great ideas

Once again, those magnificent creative gods at Facebook have come up with new ideas. Ideas no one asked for, but, by golly, great ideas nonetheless. Save me from great ideas. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had a long-time feature running on my Facebook pages ever since the start of my Facebook “career”. This all began… Read more »

Don’t let outrage blind you

I know, I know. If you’re on the right, you’re all over the “secret society” FBI and its witch hunt against Donald Trump. And if you’re on the left, you’re incensed over the despotic decision to have a military “parade” for anything other than a victory at war. To both of you I say: don’t… Read more »

Mr. Egg meet Mr. Basket

If you’re like most people, you’ve gambled at some point in your life. Maybe it was in a casino. Could have been in the stock market. Perhaps it was that person you really wanted to ask out on a date. At some point, you’ve put it all out there. Maybe even, on occasion, too much…. Read more »

No need to get all physical

Welp, it’s that time of year again. The obsessing. The imagination running wild. It’s all about to come true. Or not. Either way, there’s no need to get all physical about it. That’s someone else’s job, actually. Now that I’m in my declining years (bell curve it, peeps), I faithfully go for my annual checkup with… Read more »

Tuck it away

It’s been nine years since I left my last job in Corporate America (“left” is a euphemism for laid off, which was a euphemism for fired). For a year after that fateful date, I still had access to some company benefits. One of those was the clinic, where I received some strange advice on my… Read more »