Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

We don’t use a lot of aluminum foil. We’re more of a tupperware family than an aluminum foil family and that’s not an accident. It’s a conscious decision, by me, on how to organize things. I grew up in a house that used Tupperware. We saved all the leftovers in little square plastic boxes all […]


That Was Easy

02Sep13

It’s my fault, really. I knew it was coming. And, of course it always happens right in the middle of something important. My printer ran out of light cyan ink. Mind you, I was printing a black and white letter, but apparently color printers use a little squirt of color to achieve that nice deep, […]


A father and son, alone in a bucolic field under the rich canopy of stars. The son has his eye to the telescope they’ve brought along.  “Son, life can fill your head with all sorts of questions but, so often, you can find the answers by just looking up at the stars.” It’s a moment. […]


The Pope is retiring. This is something the world has not seen in something like 700 years. Usually they serve until they drop. There’s been lots of speculation about intrigue behind the scenes at The Vatican. Is he being pushed out?  Is there some deep, dark secret from his past that he’s being blackmailed with? […]


This is a cautionary tale for all my “green” friends. I have spent years getting my family on board with recycling cans, bottles, plastics, paper and cardboard. Beware my friends, for all my efforts were undone in just three days. In my home I shall refer to it as the Three Days of the Mother-In-Law. […]


A Confession

07Oct10

I’m hooked. I can’t shake it. No matter how hard I try, I end up back in the grips of my addiction. I can go months without a fix, but then, out of the blue, I’m right back into it again. We all laugh about Lindsey Lohan and shake our heads when the recovering addict […]


I have a torn rotator cuff. My doctor thinks it’s a partial tear so he gave me a cortisone shot the other day and sent me off to physical therapy to see if it responds. If it does, it means its just a partial tear and that’s great. If not, it means it’s a full […]