This may get me on Santa’s naughty list, but I honestly can’t remember whether I watched “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story” when CBS first aired it on Dec. 19, 1971.
I received a letter from prison the other day. That’s right. Prison – joint, slammer, big house.
These days, we’re all used to walking through retail stores in October and dodging Christmas displays of inflatable Baby Yoda yard art while we’re still trying to find the perfect Halloween pu…
Because life is mostly made up of little experiences, occasionally interrupted by big events, it’s easy to take the little things for granted.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day when we gather to eat elbow-to-elbow with people we try to avoid the rest of the year.
Slick Willie Sutton, the 1930’s bandit who favored elaborate disguises, was once asked why he robbed banks. He famously replied, “Because that’s where the money is.”
Where do you reside on the “holier than thou” versus “holeyer than thou” spectrum?
Last month, a hiker lost on a Colorado mountain didn’t respond to calls from searchers … because he didn’t want to answer an unknown number.
If you ever want to test the limits of your patience, your sanity and your ability to avoid bursting your gizzard from laughing out loud at exactly the wrong moment — in church — try teaching …
I’m not complaining, but after 23 years of column writing, it becomes increasingly challenging to find new angles for recurring events such as Mother’s Day or Memorial Day.
Remember when you bought new dishtowels and considered that a kitchen makeover? Me too.
Sometimes I wish we had another dog. When Nicky died five years ago, Widdle and I took it hard. We’re not ready to risk that again.
Many students in DD2 are thrilled to find that our district is gaining access to the allocated money from the ARP ESSER funds. It is important that some of these funds go towards cleaning supp…
When my high school classmates obtained a driver’s license, it was not uncommon to hear a teacher opine, “Oh, they must be having a sale at Sears.”
The Atlanta Braves, once Milwaukee’s pride and joy and who earlier called Boston home, will take on the Houston Astros in the 2021 World Series.
On Oct. 16, Bill Gates’s daughter Jennifer got married in a $2 million extravaganza covered by international media. Best wishes to the happy couple, but … how do you spend $2 million on a wedding?
Despite the many blessings of living in America, why aren’t more Americans happy?
Now that we are elbow-deep in the pumpkin guts of October, I’m starting to feel the holiday season kick-off excitement. It has captured my imagination ever since I was a young lad overdosing o…
Some days I feel pretty liberal-ish.
Be extra cautious when you “fall back” on Nov. 7, 2021.
Raising three daughters has come with many delights, challenges, prayers and moments standing in that certain aisle at Target trying to figure out the differences between “ultra,” “Infinity Fl…
My buddies Ayres and Klinger and I walked its crowded corridors for hours on Friday nights, hoping to meet girls.
One of my many duties at my “day job” is serving as point man for our workplace safety program.
It’s starting to feel like 1976 again, isn’t it?
According to recent media reports, investors are leaving skid marks as they steer away from the century-old model of selling automobiles.
The autumn leaves are expected to be extra vibrant this year in Pennsylvania, though they are changing colors a week later than is normal.
I used to think there were only two types of people: Conservatives and liberals.
I never parted with a $20 bill faster.
Sometimes my mind just … wanders. I can be folding clothes or driving to work and start wondering what Bob Marley’s mother’s maiden name was. I don’t NEED the info, but it would be good to kno…
Before a couple of weeks ago, it had been over twenty years since my wife and I attended a Texas A&M football game.
God bless America, land of the 10-speed blender.
When I worked at my late uncle’s junkyard during junior high school, one of the regular customers (a crusty coot who resembled a cantankerous Roy Rogers sidekick wannabe) assured us that he lu…
If you’re like me, you enjoy few things more than a long, hot shower.
In mid-1971, I experienced a most distressing visit to the dentist.
Everyone has obsessions.
Here’s another interesting COVID-enabled trend to ponder: More Americans are leaving big cities and the suburbs to live in rural communities, according to NextAvenue.com.
I face a huge responsibility this Labor Day weekend: I’ve been tasked with making my mother’s sacred potato salad recipe.
Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, I was a newly minted warehouse supervisor for a farmers cooperative.
Somehow, Widdle and I missed National Chicken and Waffle Day.
Our botched withdrawal from Afghanistan is hard to witness, but hearing the reports of Taliban brutality is even worse.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the fledgling online gambling industry is poised to explode in popularity.
Raise your hand if you know just two kinds of coffee: Perked and instant. Me too!
According to CNN, pandemic fears and enhanced unemployment benefits have left the nation facing a serious shortage of qualified school bus drivers.
You ignored August 12th didn’t you?
I’m going to have my license plate tattooed on my forearm. It’s for the public good.
My Lab puppy, Thurber, makes me laugh out loud every day.
The Tyree family recently took advantage of our state’s eagerly anticipated annual sales tax holiday on school supplies, clothing and electronics.
Joe, Joe, Joe. This is South Cackalacky. You really think we’re going to legalize weed?
For those who refuse to get vaccinated, please don't be selfish, stubborn or foolish. By being vaccinated you will not lose your freedom. Use common sense by listening to the medical science experts.
August has long been the best month of the year to escape the daily grind and forget our worries.