Don’t Fence Me In

Don’t Fence Me In

One season now lasts all year long. It’s the politics season when at the drop of a single opinion people decide they know everything you think. If you express approval about one single government policy, people assume you love everything that policy maker does, you hate everything and everybody else with a different opinion, and […]

Footloose and disgusting…

Footloose and disgusting…

Spring reveals what winter hides. I just went outside to rake a few leaves away from the new green shoots that just starting to come up in my yard and found presents left there… and revealed by the last of the melting snow. Please, neighbors, walk your dogs and carry pooper-scooper bags. Turning your dogs […]

Missing Spring Songs

Missing Spring Songs

Now that spring is here – and might even feel like it soon – it’s time to let the songbirds sing – that means don’t let them get eaten. According to scientists, as many as 3.7 billion birds of every kind are eaten by stray or out-the-door house cats every year in the U.S. That’s a lot […]

A different season…

A different season…

There is a season between winter and spring. In my house it is called Mud Season. Snow just melts and sunshine doesn’t drip on the carpets, but mud gets everywhere. Somehow, mud on shoes and boots just begs to be stomped off, especially in stores and restaurant lobbies. Stomped mud sprays on everything, especially me… […]

No Parking

…on the wrong side of the street, that is. Between October 1 and March 31 in Jamestown residential cars park on the odd side of the street on odd numbered days. Even numbered days must be too hard for some people to figure it out. On snowy days, cars on the wrong side make snow […]

Gob Stoppers Needed

Gob Stoppers Needed

Short of stuffing a sock in the lady’s mouth, how do you stop a conversation that annoys everybody but the talkers? The other day I showed up for an appointment but the person ahead of me in line was talking to the receptionist. She wouldn’t stop her juicy gossip and everything funny that needed to […]

“Thanks” is easy

“Thanks” is easy

People say that everyday English is changing too fast. Technology creates new words almost every day. Words my grandmother wouldn’t say at all are turning up on kids TV, and texting changes all the spelling rules. What surprises me most is the disappearance of “Thank You.” Last time I held a door for somebody all […]

Diaper Duty…

Diaper Duty…

Going out to eat with a baby can be challenging, especially if the restaurant doesn’t have a changing table. But there is never a circumstance where the parent has the right to subject paying customers to their baby’s POOP while changing them on the restaurant table. And, by the way, where was the restaurant owner? […]

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