Count their fingers…

Count their fingers…

The Fourth of July is this week, but I expect the same hangover I see every year. Leftover fireworks in the hands of kids who are young enough to still count on their fingers and wind up with only eight or nine of them to count on. Parents, big brothers and sisters, get rid of […]

Enough Catalogs

Enough Catalogs

About a year ago I bought something I needed from a catalog. It was fine, but I wish I hadn’t bought it. I soon began getting more catalogs from that company. Then one or two a month from some other companies. Now few days go by when I get less than three, and sometimes as […]

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 […]