Joy Mongering

Joy Mongering

Recently, in a moment of madness, I clicked on a headline for some political squabble. One side was accusing the other of fear-mongering. That got me thinking, is there a good kind of mongering?  Let’s face it, mongering gets associated with all the...
Gruntled And Whelmed

Gruntled And Whelmed

We’re only a week or so away from Thanksgiving and I’m feeling gruntled and whelmed. That’s a good thing, by the way. It’s very close to being thankful —which I will be next week when pie returns to our kitchen.  I’m on a campaign to make...
Go Be Odd

Go Be Odd

Whenever I need a pick-me-up, I like to scan the Odd News headlines. They are a soothing and hilarious antidote to the crime and political headlines that keep everybody shouting at each other on Twitter and TV.  And there’s a 50-50 chance someone somewhere...
Greetings From San Diego

Greetings From San Diego

Okay, so I’m not really in San Diego anymore. My wife forbids me to post from the road, lest ne’er-do-wells come to our residence and steal our stuff and wipe themselves with the good towels.* She’s pretty smart about these things, so for the rest of this post,...
Gizmo Never Forgets

Gizmo Never Forgets

My dog is angry at me. He knows I’m going to California soon without him. So, he’s protesting this trip by trying to keep me awake.  He dragged me out of bed last night on the pretense that there was a thunderstorm. When there is thunder and lightning at...