In Search of the Bottle Size Fairy

In Search of the Bottle Size Fairy

Last week I went to Phoenix for Spring Training. If you follow baseball, you’ll know that there was no Spring Training due to the player/owner labor dispute. I offered to help them settle it by officiating a rock/paper/scissors contest, but the league office no...
The Price of Stuff

The Price of Stuff

Prices are going up on everything. Gas, food, flamethrowers (I’ll get to that in a minute) all cost more than they did a year ago. Last night I went to an Italian restaurant and they charged $5 for bread. For bread!  Remember when Italian restaurants practically...
Conspicuous Perching

Conspicuous Perching

Bird watchers are positively giddy with the news that the first-ever bat falcon has been spotted in the United States. If you read that and had to do a double-take, so did I. Until about 10 minutes ago, I had never heard of a bat falcon.  At first, I thought it...
Critics And Soap

Critics And Soap

Critics can be tough. Particularly when it comes to friends and family. That’s why I don’t ask people if they’ve read my books. If they like it, they will tell me. If they didn’t, I know they will avoid the topic. So, why make us both feel...
I Have to Write Something Now

I Have to Write Something Now

It’s Tuesday morning. I’ve got a blog post & newsletter to get out. What should I write about?  <checks Facebook> Nothing funny going on there. Lots of people complaining about snow removal.  <reads snow removal post anyway>...
Renovation Probation

Renovation Probation

I’m feeling discombobulated. In fact, our whole house is discombobulated. My dog is stressed. My wife is restless. And everything is piled in corners. The US Department of Home Renovation forced us at gunpoint to rip out our carpet and replace it. I bet you...