More articles in category: Humor

I Place Myself under House Arrest

I lived in Washington, D.C., from 1980-1985, and served a portion of my sentence working as a news writer for a television station. Our nation’s capital takes itself very, very seriously. A popular TV commercial for a local financial institution ended with the narrator intoning, “The most important bank…in the most important city…in the world.” But there were tim...

A Blast From the Past

This story was told to me by my father in the very late stages of his life, and to be honest, he was laughing so hard as he told it, it took all my interpretive skills to figure it out.

As my dad relayed, as a young boy, he and his three brothers all worked for The Farmer Store Company in west central Wisconsin. The company operated enlarged general stores that so...

Alpacas are not llamas

Alpacas are not Llamas. Llamas are bigger and more aggressive.

    This little cute thing I’m holding is a one day old alpaca. it felt like a twenty pound cotton ball with a heartbeat. So you might wonder how did I get to hold a baby alpaca? Maybe you are wondering why is it pink? All good questions.

     I lived in Greene County PA. for se…


This week I was talking with my daughter and since her two daughters and myself all have birthdays within a few weeks of each other we got around to discussing memorable birthdays.

We as parents go through this long list of what our little keiki want and of course we try to give them a memorable birthday in those younger years to show our love and devotion to all …

“Mom, what’s this word mean?”

While driving in the car, my nine year old, reading a book for “Tweens”, called from the back seat, “Mom, what’s a broad?”

“It’s another name for woman,” I started, “But it’s not an accepted term, some see it as derogative…” now I was stumbling, “Ah…some people don’t like that term, they think it’s a name that makes women feel…insignificant, waved aside.” O…

Smile and Be Happy, Live Life To The Fullest

We all need a good laugh every now and then. Laughter and humor in one’s life is enriching and helps an individual to be more of a well-rounded person. Imagine life without humor. It will be a dull place to live. Imagine, no laugher, no fun or games to be played on someone. What would life be like? It will be more like a dull zombie like environment. Everyone would be too s...

All I needed to know, I learn while pole dancing.

Yes, that’s right, I’m taking pole dancing. It was a spontaneous decision when a friend of mine said it was on her bucket list and I blurted out, “I know someone who teaches that right down the street”; we were signed up and in a class within a week.

We went to shake our booties and to laugh our faces off, but I ended up learning more than just “peek-a-b…

Hot Flashes…

OMG…here we go again! If you don’t laugh you’d lose your mind…kinda!

I had another article ready to go when ‘she…hot flash…man-on-pause’ raised her ugly head and the laughter ensues. Here’s the thing…you’d better be able to laugh…a lot! The best part is when others double over laughing with you. You can’t make this stuff up…se…

Kindergarten and Rose Bushes

Do you remember Kindergarten? That time in life when school was so much fun and you couldn’t wait to go because your friends were there, your teacher was the coolest teacher on the planet, and the playground was huge and had the metal slide that would burn your legs in the spring and summer. After recess you got to have lunch, then take a nap on a cot, and if you fell asle…

Why do I do everything “Last Minute”?

I have a script due this Wednesday. It is Tuesday at four in the afternoon. I have opened Word in my script format. I have been looking at it for over an hour. Well, that’s a lie. I have been looking at Facebook on the other monitor while I had Word open. I have written nothing, not one word. I have the client’s annual report open and on my desk as are two of th…


I’m a driverholic. There, I said it. I’m addicted to the latest and greatest drivers that come on the market each year. All it takes for me to trash last year’s model and buy something new is the advertising promise that “this new model will add twenty yards to your tee shots.”

Just last year I traded my Calloway Big Bertha for a Ping G30 because I used my friend…

How to Establish A Calmer Household

Living a household with 6 other people, one of those being a preteen and two of those being twin two year olds, there are a few things I’ve learned that have been monumentally helpful in establishing a calm environment for our busy family. 

1) Dictatorship. Establish it early. Generally authority is served on a first come first serve basis, so though you may not…

Relationship Starbucks

Relationship Starbucks

Being as today is Valentine’s Day, I thought this would be a good one. We are all looking for love from that someone special, and I hope that you all do find that person. When I was little I wanted to be an astronaut who drove an ice-cream truck in outer space. This is the feeling I have now with the woman I have in my life she is my ice c…

Vengeance is Best Served Warm

Warm weather and sunny skies makes the heart leap as the outside beckons you to come join in nature’s song of fun and play. Whether you are 90 years old in a nursing home or, in this case eight years old and out of school on summer break, the perfect weather of a North-West Summer is irresistible. Everything in you wants to be outside! To the eight year old, it is filled wit…

Happy Groundhog Day

Yes, we find weird things to distract us. This particular distraction has been going on since 1887 in the United States. 

My good friend google tells me that:

Groundhog Day is a popular observance in many parts of the United States. Although some states have in some cases adopted their own groundhogs, the official groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, live…

How about a new trend? Meals without cell phones

Is it possible that we have to create a new trend of meals without cell phones? Is this the norm and we now have to create or enforce social interactions with our family and friends? I saw this picture on the internet and loved the message that it brought, short and sweet ‘the art of conversation’. We need our youth to grow up with socialization so that they may get along w...

Death and Other Comedies

My father was a kind and gentle man who did not deserve the last two years of his stay on Earth. Lymphoma robbed of his dignity, his mind and, on a frigid March evening, his life.

He had stopped going to synagogue many years previously, but not knowing where else to turn, we called his old congregation and asked if the current rabbi could officiate at …

The Impermanence of the Internet

For years now, I have been told, “Beware of what you put on the Internet. It never goes away.”


I can’t find the last two articles I wrote and shared with FaceBook and Linkedin. I can’t find the video I shared about how our IQ’s have increased over time. I can’t find any of the emails I wrote to my clients in the last five years.



Every day I wake up and I think ‘this is going to be a great day’! I try to make it the first thing I tell myself in the morning and also to resinate all the things I am grateful for. I believe that we should all be grateful for our freedom, safety and good people and hopefully some family and close friends that surround us every day. 

I often think about my dad…

Searching For Leo Buscaglia’s Letters

Dear Friends,

If you were a series of letters, with a clever mind of your own

You might consider hiding from a friend, who tended to be mishap prone.

“It was just a week ago,” Lynn moaned, ”I held Leo’s letters in my hand.”

But she put them down absent-mindedly, and they sailed off to a distant land.


Where has my OFF switch gone?

“Where has my OFF switch gone? ” has become a regular question I ask myself DAILY!

Being a creative person I get it, but DANG…there has to be at least a PAUSE button.

For those of you who understand, I feel for you. Those late nights/early mornings when you haven’t been to bed yet, but the daily routines must go on.

For those who have no clue of...

Life Its Ownself

Life Its Ownself



I have a new woman ...

Ode to the Tick – A Nonpartisan Political Satire

A Lonely Tick

A single egg-laden tick struggles in the morning dew covered grass. She is cold, alone, and hungry, when suddenly she discovers a steaming pile of freshly dropped bear scat. Struggling to get closer she senses its warmth and recognizes it contains needed nutrients. Crawling on top of the heap, she rests in the warmth, feeds her soul, and lays her eggs...