The History Mystery

The History Mystery

Is it really history if nobody remembers it? One of the most often used expressions in the English language (not a scientific poll, I just heard it so many times from my kids that it seemed to be the answer to everything!) is… wait for it… “Oooops. I forgot.” That seemed to serve quite well […]

Cinderella or Super Hero?

Cinderella or Super Hero?

That’s the big thing about March Madness basketball. There’s always a place at the Big Dance for Cinderella to win it all, though usually the Super Hero title goes to somebody else. But that’s all part of the excitement. Nobody ever knows how it will all come out until the final buzzer. This year, the […]

Don’t Look Now…

Don’t Look Now…

This one’s for women only. Men, don’t peek! OK, go ahead. I know you can’t help it, anyway. And besides, this question is really for everybody. How come the Women’s Movement – the one that historians say might have begun as long ago as 1848 in the United States – the one that was supposed […]

Territory

Territory

It’s something we all want, whether we think about it very much or not. We all want our space, our territory… our own place in the sun. The famous and whacky comedy duo of Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner had a classical routine about territory. Brooks was the 2000 Year Old Man who remembered the […]

If you don’t like it…

If you don’t like it…

There’s always something you can do about it, like these old favorites… If you don’t like the heat… get out of the kitchen. If you don’t like it here… move. You’re not a tree, are you? If you don’t like the way I drive… get off the sidewalk! There’s always something more interesting, more fun […]

What Is This Stuff?

What Is This Stuff?

It’s called snow, Bucky. Want more? Seen enough? Or are you just tired of shoveling that fluffy, white stuff? There’s a myth that the Eskimos have dozens, even hundreds of words for snow. Actually, they don’t have any more than English, but they do use them differently. They make descriptors a part of the word. […]

BYOF

BYOF

Bring Your Own Fun… that’s how to party! Wintertime is always a season for fun and parties like none other. It comes with snowmen, sledding down long, slippery slopes and lots of hot chocolate afterward for rosy cheeked children. And how about those unforgettable one-horse open sleigh rides across the open fields and through the […]

Fake News?

Fake News?

Nobody likes it! But how do you know it’s fake news unless you know what the real news is? Jerry Seinfeld quipped one day not too long ago, “It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.” Really? Somebody must be leaving something out. […]

Parties!

Parties!

OK teens, cover your ears, I’m going to talk about you… and a few grownups around here, too. There are two kinds of parties…OK, three. But we’ve all heard just about enough about political parties for a while, so let’s talk about the other two kinds of party: Good and Stooopid. It has become common […]

Guinness Book of Average Records?

Guinness Book of Average Records?

Not a best seller. World Records are a lot more fun, right? So, what if the Super Bowl pitted the most average teams against each other? They wouldn’t sell a lot of pretzels and beer at the stadium for that. Or how about if the World Series fielded the two teams whose season records came […]

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