What’s Wrong with Having a “Blessed” Day?

This week I heard of a place that always greeted people with, “Have a blessed day.” I have heard that addressed to me and I have said it back many times. On the surface, this looks like a very wonderful, encouraging and positive thing to do and I am all Continue reading

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It Was Lights Out At The Old Ballgame

baseballSomeone yelling, “Let’s play ball,” officially announces spring. Springtime and baseball seem to go together, as if God created springtime just for the national pastime.

Something about that first baseball game seems to shake away all the gloomy aspects of the past winter. As soon as Old Man Winter strikes Continue reading

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Why Women Live Longer Than Men

There are all kinds of studies out there usually done by people who have nothing more important in the world to do. It is amazing how they come up with these various topics and studies. There must be somebody somewhere, being paid to come up with the most ridiculous studies Continue reading

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How Old Is Too Old?

One of my grandchildren asked me quite a penetrating question this week. Everybody knows how perceptive these little people are, especially when they are around big people. I am all for questions and answering questions and that sort of thing. Sometimes, however, the question crosses the wrong line.

“Grandpa,” one Continue reading

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Born with a Screwdriver in My Hand

Some people understand compliments and take them as they come. Other people, like myself, wouldn’t know a compliment if it hit them in the face like a pie.

For a long time I had been under the impression my wife was giving me compliments. It takes a husband a long Continue reading

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Any Day without Snow is a Good Day

An ongoing conversation, let’s call it a conversation, has been persisting between me and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. To say it is one-sided is, well, let me say, well, it is one-sided. However, that is beside the point.

All summer long, I was explaining why global warming was Continue reading

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

This year I celebrate another birthday. I hate to say it, but this is getting rather monotonous. Every year I celebrate my birthday. Of course, when the year comes around with no birthday to celebrate everybody will know what has happened.

The only thing I am wrestling with is which Continue reading

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A Box of Valentine Chocolates Never Misses Its Target

I spent a few very profitable hours searching for a special box of Valentine chocolates. After all, that special person in my life deserves all the time I can spare in choosing the right box of chocolate.

I’m not sure who came up with the idea of giving your “Sweetheart” Continue reading

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TORTILLA CHIP BAIT

096I’m not joking around here.  Tortilla chips can be used as bait.  Possibly any chip, potato or chocolate in make, and other varieties of crumbs, segments, or particles of food make great bait when you own pets.  My dog Scooter is just old.  I mean he is so old that Continue reading

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Don’t Mess with My Peanut Butter

Normally, I am a rather calm, cool and collected person. Actually, creditors trying to collect things from me, mostly money, are responsible for this and I have been officially collected. If I could only just collect my thoughts, but the pieces are too small and too few.

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For Sale: One Lying Bathroom Mirror

Nobody enjoys privacy more than Yours Truly. I confess I am not a very happy camper when that privacy is compromised in any fashion. Recently, I endured a tremendous trespass on my privacy.

One day last week, I got up as usual and tottered off to the bathroom for my Continue reading

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were going into a store to do some shopping. Her idea, not mine. Halfway to the door, I noticed a penny on the ground so, being who I am, I bent over to pick up the penny. It is a habit I Continue reading

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Our World Today . . . Nudibranches. Cute, deadly, and familiar?

Do you know about Nudibranches?   I love these little guys!  (and gals too)  My daughter and I watch underwater videos all the time just to see these fascinating, brilliant creature.  Recently I thought I’d read about them.  Apparently, there are over 3000 species of nudibranches.  They literally discover new Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to an Old-Fashioned Handshake?

I must confess I do have some old-fashioned biases. I would be the first to admit I’m not up to date on the latest fad or trend.

I come from that era that believed the well-dressed man is one that doesn’t stand out from everybody else. I’ve tried to keep Continue reading

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Everything New Gets Old Too Soon

I am not one to stay up New Year’s Eve to watch some celebrity drop the ball at Times Square at midnight. All year long I have to put up with people dropping the ball so I’m not going to make a special effort to watch somebody drop another ball. Continue reading

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