Easy livin’ ain’t cheap…

Easy livin’ ain’t cheap…

Memorial Day. It’s the holiday that starts us out on another good old summer time, a time for vacations and picnics and back yard barbecues. It’s a day that brings families and friends together in a wonderful spirit of lightness and peace and freedom. But that freedom did not come cheap. Much of it came […]

I complained…

I complained…

…. because I had no shoes — wait for it — then I met a man who had no feet. It’s an old saying. You might have heard it before, but its message is evergreen: You and I are almost always better off than we think we are. The first time I heard that answer […]

Don’t Push

Don’t Push

People wonder about climate change. What is it? Is it happening? Is it your fault, or my fault, or anybody’s fault? Or maybe the whole subject has just become too boring to argue about anymore. We’ll only go ‘round and ‘round again, picking sides and digging in our heels and settling nothing… again. Well, here’s […]

Adrenaline!

Adrenaline!

“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” That’s what Mario Andretti said. He would know. He was one of the fastest drivers in the history of auto racing in America. So how about you? Is your heart beating today? I mean what’s happening today to get your adrenaline flowing? You have […]

Make it Cool

Make it Cool

Being cool, they say, is hard. Staying cool is even harder. So how do you get to be cool? If you want to go from square to cool…you will need to do more than change your shape and lower your temperature. That ain’t cool. Cool is actually a strange word to express a whole menagerie […]

Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger

We live in two worlds. In some ways they are at war with each other…and at times the kinder, gentler of them seems to be losing. A critic of our present day recently said, “Imagine if trees gave off Wi-Fi signals, we would be planting so many trees that we’d probably save the planet too. […]

Gone fishin’

Gone fishin’

Fishing has been a popular pastime since antiquity. It has also given rise to much great philosophy, for example, this: Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. But then there are the serious […]

It’s a big day, kids

It’s a big day, kids

One bright Monday morning, it seems that a bunch of people in suits were sitting around a big conference table high up in a skyscraper far, far way. Then the one at the head of the table asked, “What should we worry about today?” “I know!” somebody else said. “Why don’t we bug people about […]

Go low…

Go low…

It’s springtime after all… It’s time to leave your hi tech paraphernalia and entertainment gadgetry back in the house. Spring weather is starting to call us out and go get some of that good old Mother Earth under our fingernails. The first day of spring slipped by quietly last week, but I hope by now […]

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 […]

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