humor column

The road to poverty

 Every week or so, we have a bus leaving Lincoln Hills for a casino somewhere. Last week, we had one destined for Loozier Cache Creek Casino about a thousand miles west of ...

The stuff we dig up

Some construction workers in South Carolina dug up a winged fossil just off the runway at the Charleston airport.  This thing is called a Pelagorms sundersi.  ...

Our Earth’s “Check Engine” light is on

In newspapers across the country a couple o’ weeks ago, the big headline was GLACIER COLLAPSE COMING! This supposedly supports all those who claim we are caus ...

Sports and science … miles apart

The only thing Super about that Bowl on Feb. 2 was the lady who sang the National Anthem. It was so good to hear it sung as it should be sung, instead of some screamer going thr ...

What to do when the kids grow up too fast

Just a couple of weeks ago, my oldest daughter and I were in the car travelling down Joiner Parkway like we’ve done so many times before. The birds are chirping, the air is ...

Volunteer at elementary school; you'll feel smart

Hey you fathers out there, feeling a little overwhelmed? Maybe a little down in the dumps? Do I have the cure for you! Volunteer to be a Watch DOG at your kid’s school and, bef ...

Older and wiser?

If you call yourself a “senior,” it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the 12th grade. There’s a very large population in the surrounding communities that are “seniors ...

Tony Overbay enjoys being a Watch Dog

I remember watching Jimmy Faulkner kick a ball back when I was in third grade. Jimmy was in fifth grade, but as I remember it, he had a full beard and stood about 6 feet tall. ...

The rhymifications of poetechnology

The Internal Revenue Service saw the above words and told me they’d like to use my talent to prepare the 2012 instruction booklet for filing your income tax. I just filed my inco ...

A time of electoral dysfunction

We have just completed several months of electoral dysfunction and aren’t we all glad it’s over … for now. In all the decades I’ve been voting, never have I seen a more p ...