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Druthers, drathers, ceptics and snickets

December 2, 2012 The debate reached its zenith, which is to say we couldn’t agree about what to watch on the old Zenith TV. She sighed. more »»

A jerk and his money are soon parted

November 25, 2012 I am a financial genius. It’s just that there’s been a distinct lack of opportunity to prove my point. It’s like the old adage: ‘‘All I ask is for a chance to prove money can’t buy you happiness. more »»

Does shirking shopping show wisdom or age?

November 18, 2012 If ‘‘Life Begins at 40,’’ as the book, movie and song titles claim, when does old age begin? When you quit shoppin. more »»

Getting fit to feast is easier than you think

November 11, 2012 No less authority than Winnie-the-Pooh said, ‘‘A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise. more »»

We’re just too connected to be tracked down

November 4, 2012 We have become so connected that we’re nearly impossible to reach. Who can remember which number or account to call, text, message, zap or otherwise zing? It’s crazy. more »»

Ghoulish puns come a’haunting

October 28, 2012 That’s the last straw. Or Pixy Stix. I held out my pumpkin pail and begged. What did I get? Apples. Little tiddlywink things. Tidbits of apparent glue wrapped in orange and black. Two toothbrushes. more »»

Loose clothing causes obesity

October 21, 2012 I heard on the radio the other day that fashion guru Tim Gunn says the worst fashion faux pas men commit is wearing big, floppy clothing. This astounded me. more »»

Chocolate: Eat your way to greatness

October 14, 2012 The latest word on chocolate is the greater a country’s per capita consumption of the sweet stuff, the greater its haul of Nobel Prize winners. Well, duh. Chocolate supercharges brains to brilliance. more »»

Rakes wake up as leaves fall down

October 7, 2012 Hues of reds, browns, yellows and purples drape the trees. Leaves flutter from the branches, gently carpeting the ground. A crispness dances in the year. more »»

Pondering more of life’s imponderables

September 30, 2012 I was just wondering, would the speed of lightning be even speedier if it didn’t waste time zigzagging about the sky? And how do you go about greasing the stuff, anyway? Just wondering, where does... more »»

Talking? There’s an app for that

September 23, 2012 A wider viewing screen. Faster video streaming. Another row of icons and an expanded onscreen calendar. For a TELEPHONE! I miss the days of soup cans and strin. more »»

Details, details, details

September 16, 2012 My wife, Terry, is a details person. Most people reading an article they considered faulty would throw down the magazine and mutter. Terry calls the writer and compares her research with his. more »»

Hopping over to a frog’s life

September 9, 2012 It’s a frog’s life. I have no clue what I mean by that. All I know is that frogs keep hopping up wherever I turn. If you’re squeamish about frogs, you may want to leap clear of m. more »»

Geezers work out the bugs of technology

September 2, 2012 The misery started right after I pulled up to the gas pump. I had forgotten my debit card. ‘‘Take mine,’’ my wife said. more »»

Experts give advice on everyone else’s jobs

August 26, 2012 Have you ever noticed how everyone else is an expert at your job? The fewer reliable facts one has to confuse one’s thinking, the greater the expertise one is compelled to share on exactly what you... more »»

Stupid is as doing stupid stuff does

August 19, 2012 If there’s one thing I do well, it’s stupid stuff. I’m a bit of an expert. For example, anyone could clear the table after a family meal. You don’t even have to be smart. more »»

Humor columnist a-knockin’

August 12, 2012 What kind of phone does the ocean have? A shell phone. Where can you find hippos? It depends on where you hid them. What do you get when you cross a centipede with a parrot? A walkie-talkie. more »»

The down and dirty on good health

August 5, 2012 Put down that antibacterial soap for a second, slide that sterilized mug aside and take a look at this report: Clean habits are mucking up good health. It’s true, my squeamish friends. more »»

I remember it clearly ...

July 29, 2012 She strode into the room, then slammed on the brakes. She studied the walls, then the ceiling. Finally, her gaze fixed on me. more »»

Just wondering, how do I ponder life?

July 22, 2012 A lot of questions have flooded my email lately, and they have me wondering. more »»



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