Shopping For Pants

Shopping For Pants

Sunday, I tried to buy pants. It seems simple, doesn’t it? What could be complicated about that? You go in and try them on. Pick the best fit. Pay and off you go. But alas, this is 2023 and nothing is simple anymore. First, I went to a store that we’ll call “Macy’s”...
Chocolate, Vegetables, and Self Control

Chocolate, Vegetables, and Self Control

They’re sitting there. Just outside my office door. Two steps beyond, in a pantry/utility closet. Three bags of Halloween Candy. They’re calling me. “We have chocolate. And caramel. And nougat (whatever that is). And did we mention chocolate?” We’re two weeks away...
Laser Hair Helmets & Vibrating Forks

Laser Hair Helmets & Vibrating Forks

Last weekend I saw a Christmas display in a store that was the same size as their Halloween display. We’ve officially entered the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas marketing portion of the year. Municipalities all over the country are infusing pumpkin spice into the...
Where My Mind Wanders

Where My Mind Wanders

The other day I was thinking about pole vaulting. Not doing it myself, mind you. There’s no senior division in track and field like there is in golf. Too bad, actually. Who wouldn’t want to see AARP members doing the 100-meter hurdles? No, I was thinking about why you...
Snakes & Needles

Snakes & Needles

I woke up this morning to a report out of Mesa, AZ that a pest removal company took 20 snakes out of a homeowner’s garage. He called to say they had been there for several days. Several days? How do you not burn the place to the ground, let alone let them hang out for...