Dealing With Insomnia

Insomnia. I’ve got insomnia. Why else would I be writing at 3:30 in the morning? I’m sure I’m not alone tonight.  There must be untold drowsy millions who go to bed but not to sleep….


Choosing the Best Bank

Finding the Best Bank

I’m thinking about banks today because the local branch of our bank is closing and my wife and I are trying to decide what to do about it.  We’re shopping for banks. There seem to…




I Still Believe in Santa Claus

I still believe in Santa Claus. I don’t remember when I first heard of St. Nicholas.  Does anyone?  But I remember the sense of wonder and excitement I felt on Christmas Eve.  It’s not the kind of…




If Disgruntled Is a Word, What is Gruntled?

There are some words that stand out to me more than others ’cause they just strike me in a funny way. Today, for example, I read an article where someone was described as “disgruntled.” That…



Presidential Debate Stage

Presidential Debate Questions

Presidential debates have gotten nastier than ever. In an effort to assure a calm, respectful event in the future, I submit the following suggestions for debate topics. 1. Shampoo bottles advocate that you should lather,…