Posts Categorized: Humor

What Is Priority Pandemonium?

You are so busy!  Everything is number one on your to do list.  There isn’t enough time to get half of your list done.  Out of time, depleted, frazzled, darting around from one project to another like a road runner on triple espresso, not getting anything done with precision or attention.  Does this sound like… Read more »

Puddle Jumpers

Here is an excerpt from my upcoming book: Kids and puddles go well together. Jumping, skipping, and hopping in puddles in unbridled playfulness is a child’s domain. Adults don’t splash in a puddle. They jump over it. They protect themselves from it. Kids go through it, pause and feel the sensual pleasure, splash for the… Read more »

Chatting Raised to Another Level

My mother can talk with anyone. I left her sitting on a bench at a flower show while I got her coat and when I returned she had made a friend. She talks to people on airplanes and asks people in upscale restaurants why they ordered what they did, disarming any notion of haughtiness or… Read more »

Are We Having Fun Yet?

It was the day before I was going to Michigan to visit the kids. My friend texted, “Are you having fun getting ready for your trip?” I texted back, “I didn’t consider getting gas in the car or buying compression stockings for the plane fun, but okay, if I look at it differently I guess… Read more »

Running From the Universe

My friend and I had some differences.  They got exasperated in a phone call wrought with hurt feelings and misunderstood intentions.  The more we talked the worse it got.  It felt like pulling teeth from a gnarly ogre.  Just plain ugly.  We decided not to talk for a few days and let things settle.  But… Read more »

The Zen of Football

Life is like a football game. You start in the middle and try to move the ball toward the goal. The quarterback trusts the halfback to receive as he intended, but there is a fumble, a recovery, an overthrow or missed opportunity. Maybe the pass just goes wild having lost its direction and focus. Betrayal,… Read more »