humor columnist

The pioneers had nothing on this family challenge

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I sat down to watch a movie. The one-line description on the screen made it sound like a good, suspenseful drama, sure to have plenty of twists a ...

Freezing in the doctor’s office and a screaming TV

Just got back from a visit with my cardiologist, something I must do every six months since I had a valve job a little over a year ago. If you’ve got a bad valve, you just can’ ...

When are two free nights better than three?

Two free nights at a casino hotel! We get these offers every couple of months. Once you’ve proven you can lose on a regular basis, the free nights become routine. You can inc ...

Thank heavens for little boys, too

There’s a song in the 1958 movie Gigi that says, “Oh thank heaven for little girls.” Before you get too impressed, I must credit Google for that reference. I think I heard ...

The older I get, the better I was

Aging is not something you think about until you realize you’re experiencing it. One day, for some reason, you subtract your birth year from the current year, and immediately y ...

Lower your expectations ... and don’t forget the treats

The greatest piece of advice given to me before the 2009 Lincoln Little League Tee Ball season started was this, “Before you get to your first practice, lower your expectations. ...

Let’s talk pennies and chalk, comb-overs and turkey manure

In every profession, I’m sure there are items that make one scratch their heads in bewilderment or laugh in amusement. As a therapist, I see plenty. Whether it’s the individual ...

Got an hour to kill" Why not visit Disneyland"

Have an hour to kill? Why not visit Disneyland? On a recent business trip to Southern California, I found myself staying in a hotel directly across the street from the happiest p ...

Laughter is truly the best medicine

If laughter truly is the best medicine, my wife will be the picture of health for years to come. I gave her quite an increase of white blood cells this past weekend while clearly d ...
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