Finger lickin’

Finger lickin’

OK, I guess you can’t help people handling and squeezing fruit and veggies in the produce aisle. I’ll cook them anyway. But last week I watched a lady touch just about every donut, cruller and fritter in the baked goods cabinet. Then she actually licked her fingers before deciding which to buy. I decided I […]

Is it the weather?

Is it the weather?

Blue skies, warm breezes… Springtime is cruisin’ time for all the road warriors who have been cooped up all winter in the house. Spring cruisin’ has started. OK, kids, neighborhood streets are for everybody. It’s only the start of May and I’ve already heard screeching tires and roaring engines and smelled burning rubber on my […]

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 […]

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