humor columnist

And the seach continues

In a recent column, I had mentioned that a Russian billionaire had committed $100 million to U.C. Berkeley for the purpose of looking for intelligent life.   He apparently k ...

Humor column

   Getting up at 5:30 or 6 a.m. in the summertime is pure delight. I grab the newspaper and a cup o’ coffee and go plant myself on the back porch.  The back o ...

Wedded Blitz

                             My wife and I were married before noon, so that if things ...

On the other side of the tracks

The year was 1927.  I went to the fall picnic with my dad and came home with my mother.  That sort of indicates what young couples did on picnics in those days.  ...

Invention is the mother of frustration in a computerized world

I’m sure you’ve noticed almost everything we now own is computerized and each one of these things comes with a manual that tells you to push buttons you can’t ...

Time to confess and join the growing ranks

As my friend and I completed the reassembly of a little girl’s doll house for the fifth or sixth time, I lost count. We glanced at the table and saw two remaining screws. Th ...

Cents-less or Senseless

Late in December, the financial wizards of Congress, after many hours of debate, issued an order to make a new penny. I’m surprised we even still have the penny; who needs it? ...

With the holidays down, credit card balance is up

Well, we made it through another holiday season. And all us older folks are saying in unison, “There’s nothing as beautiful as the taillights on the back of the car as the gran ...

Every day, more stuff happens

When I sit down to write one of these columns, I’m just amazed at the number of topics that jump into my mind. For example, I was at the gym this morning, and before I went in, ...

Old people are funny

Thank goodness old people are funny. If there’s one thing we need in this crazy world we live in, it’s laughter and a sense of humor. Lincoln Hills is a retirement community ...

Summer memories to last a year

To someone walking by, the scene was pretty pathetic. I was sitting by myself near Tomorrow Land in Disneyland. My family had moved on to ride Nemo or maybe the cars at Autotopia ...

Is it wedded bliss or a matrimonial blitz?

About 10 years ago, a friend of mine with whom I worked in Kansas City was transferred to the San Diego area. We finally arranged to get together a few weeks ago. I picked him up ...

Equal time given to doctors, lawyers and federal employees

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not. Obviously, I should’ve become a politician and run for office. Wouldn’t have mattered what party. T ...

You can really get hooked on fishing

What we hear is never as exciting as what we overhear. I was in the gym the other day and overheard a friend of mine telling his buddy about a fishing’ trip up on the Truckee R ...

When it comes to health care, mum’s the word

With all the talk lately about health care, I found myself thinking back to my first health-care crisis. I was 5. I had a friend named Blue. He was 3, maybe 4 and not much of a t ...