Festivals and Neighbors

Festivals and Neighbors

Summertime is festival time and hundreds of people will be soon be strolling along our streets. Kudos to the homeowners who spruce up their lawns and flower beds. Landlords and renters, please take note. You are often blamed for lack of community pride. Here’s your chance to prove the gossips wrong. Don’t be the ugliest […]

Miracle gadgets?

Miracle gadgets?

If I hear one more perky, shapely, photoshop-beautified model advertise one more miracle-slimming, trimming, muscle-bulking, anti-aging gimmick, gadget or device, diet pill or super-slimming-smoothie, I’ll just have to shoot my TV. How about trying this miracle: put down the grease-burgers, fat-fries and triple-chocolate-toffee-and-cream shakes with rainbow sprinkles and go for a walk. Does everybody think […]

Rain reveals…

Rain reveals…

My mother said, …”don’t make me tell you again!” Throw your trash where it belongs. Last week’s heavy rain filled the overflowing downtown gutters with water, a few leaves and your trash. Mom said use a trash can, not your car window. The city’s street cleaning crews work hard enough. Do you really have to […]

Salad Bar Days

Salad Bar Days

Why not chat when you meet an old friend? Because I’m right behind you in line, that’s why! How come some people in a food line, a checkout line, a ticket line decide to stop and chat and hold up everybody behind them? The other day when I said as politely as I could, “Ahem, […]

Why help them lie?

Why help them lie?

The other day a lady told me her car got great gas mileage. “Really?” I asked. “How good?” “Oh, I don’t know, but that’s what they told me.” It turns out great was 22mpg. I once had a car that got 42mpg. I checked it. Today we get more and more deceptive claims. Like one […]

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