Sitting at the spindly card table that is my bedroom work station, I was reminded by the family dog, Max, that my setup for at-home office work stinks.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Shaquille O’Neal once said, “I never worry about the problem. I worry about the solution.”
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Senior year has been different for the class of 2021.
It’s probably time to declare the stacked firewood too pretty to burn
The year was probably 1962.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
As a young man, I recall knowing a few middle-aged men who carried around heavy bags every day — and not the luggage variety.
Thursday, February 04, 2021
When the pandemic started, I thought that things most likely would get back to normal very soon. Now we know that many aspects common to our previous daily lives may never seem the same.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Our frequent visits during the pandemic have given my mother and me a lot of time to compare notes — and runny noses. Mom always has an extra tissue if I forget mine.
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
After wrapping up one of the worst years on record in America, the new one so far has people — mostly politicians and pundits — comparing our nation to a banana republic.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
For 25 years now, I have used this space to publish innocuous thoughts about daily life. I get away with it because most readers have had similar thoughts and can chuckle at mine.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
After the new house was completed nearly two years ago, I left the inside trim work for me to finish. Friends and family warned that a house lived in is easy to leave unfinished. They were right.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
About four summers ago, I threw out my mother’s Christmas tree stand. It was in a shed that needed to be torn down, and I was making command keep-or-throw-away decisions on the fly.