The Department of Obscure Questions

The Department of Obscure Questions

Due to a keen sense of needing to know useless trivia (along with not having anything else to write about today), I have decided to answer a deeply troubling question sent in by Outstanding Citizen Herbert Schwump of Austin, TX. Mr. Schwump writes: Dear Jeff, In what...
I’m Not Dead Yet

I’m Not Dead Yet

Yesterday, I got an odd message from an old co-worker. It said, “Hey. Haven’t talked in a while. Just got a text from someone. Are you ok?” Sounds cryptic, doesn’t it. Could be a scam, someone posing as my friend. Or it could be the CIA playing...
They Live Next Door To You

They Live Next Door To You

Have you heard of the Nextdoor app? It’s a website/phone app that allows you to spy on  connect with your neighbors. It sounds like a lovely idea, right? Bring us together, promote community, and all that.  It’s not. Instead, it’s a...
Postcards From My Congress Mammal

Postcards From My Congress Mammal

It’s only a short time until the 2020 election. And while everyone is focused on the Presidential race, our local politicians are desperately trying to make sure we don’t forget them. So, every day when I take my dog to the mailbox, I find another postcard...
The Last First Week of School

The Last First Week of School

We’re done here. Well, almost. I suppose our son has to actually finish his senior year and then we’re done. But the milestone of this week is that it’s the last first week of school.  Our youngest is going to be a senior. At this time next year, all...