• Family

    Straightening Up

    I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this little detail, but men and women communicate differently. In my not so humble opinion, the definitive exploration of this obscure phenomenon was written by Dave Barry [...]
  • Humor

    Shouldn’t We Call It A Him-icane?

    Today I’m on vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We had considered going to Florida for our kids’ fall break from school, but Myrtle Beach in October is usually nice and peaceful while still having [...]
  • Humor

    Metrics Or Whatever Americans Use

    I went to grade school in the 1970s. Yes, I am that old. That was the era when the United States was going to join the rest of the world using the logical metric system [...]
  • Humor

    Long Time, No Write

    Yes, I know. It has been far too long since my last post. I have a long list of excuses. The unrest in the Middle East has been weighing heavily on my mind. The main [...]
  • Humor

    Playing With Other’s Words

    You may find this difficult to believe based on the serious and sober nature of most of the things I write, but I do have – let’s be kind – and unusual, offbeat, ever so [...]

  • Sounds are the spice that makes the world more interesting. Consider the storm raging after dark. Watching the lightning illuminate the clouds can be beautiful and frightening. The bolts that slash through the darkness create [...]
  • While driving to work the other morning at an hour that is best left to milkmen and burglars who are heading home after a dishonest night’s work, I came across something that amazed me. It [...]


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