humor columnist

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 ...

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 ...