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Valentine’s Day is around the corner. If you need someone else to tell you when to be romantic, you’re hopeless. True love doesn’t happen once a year, in the middle of the shortest month. The same goes for Mother’s Day and … more
It is colder than a well digger’s bottom in the Klondike. I have cleaned up my father’s expression somewhat. It’s 4 degrees. The snow melted, then froze, the ice melted, then froze. The side streets are a mess, but once you get out … more
This is the most popular time of the year when people will attempt to make a change in their lives. Some will set out determined to make a significant change or turnaround in their lives, maybe even kick a habit they have been battling with for many … more
How many times in our lives have we uttered the word “If?” “If only I would have…” “I could have made it if only I didn’t …” “If the sun wasn’t in my eyes.” “I would have been on time if I didn’t run into … more
I want to wish you a happy new year, and to quiz you too. I am sure that you know that 2016 will be an election year, and that it is likely that we will be bombarded with rhetoric, promises and solicitations. It is hard to believe that the … more
I am sure that you have seen the lists too, you know the kind I am talking about, right? Those lists that provide us with “The Best States to Live In,” “The Best Doctors,” “The Best Diets,” “The Best Restaurants” and the “Best” … more
I have no plans to see “The Force Awakens.” Maybe if I lost a bet. I would rather watch “This Old House.” Movies that are held together by special effects don’t interest me. At all. I prefer down-to-earth human conundrums. I … more
Is Christmas celebration appropriate when we have troubles and sorrow? Is it possible? This is the most wonderful time of the year. The lights, the music, and hustle and bustle of shopping warm our hearts and brighten our spirits during this time … more
So a buddy of mine recently visited Cuba. His sister had asked him to pick up a commemorative thimble as a souvenir for her friend. On the last day, while riding on a bus, he realized he had forgotten to buy the thimble and said something out loud … more
A snowman was seen shopping for carrots. I guess you could say that he was picking his nose. I am not crazy about icy roads, but otherwise, let it snow. Go ahead and let it drop way below freezing too. I like it. The furnace runs all … more
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