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Humor – Late for time management

Humor – Late for time management

I don’t know what this says about me, but I was late for a time management seminar. And I could have used every minute of it too. Theoretically, we all have the same 168 hours in our weeks, but I consistently come up short by around 20 hours. There’s clearly some leakage somewhere. Or some […]

Humor – Diet starts with die

Humor – Diet starts with die

Another day – another dumb way to lose weight. The season of scantier clothing is upon us, and if you’re looking for crazy ways to slim down quickly or die trying, you need look no further than the Internet. That’s where I read about the extremely svelte Freelee the Banana Girl whose diet plan consists […]

Humor – Affordability or durability? I choose both

Humor – Affordability or durability? I choose both

I know it wasn’t long ago I complained about the demise of my dishwasher. And not long before that, I complained about my computer dying. And not long before that, I complained about having to replace my stove, my humidifier, my vacuum cleaner, and my garage door opener. Now my printer has failed me. I know […]

Humor – Sufferin’ Succotash

Humor – Sufferin’ Succotash

My husband and I acquired a kitten in the same way most middle-aged people acquire a pet. We inherited it from our son. Over the years, I’ve had some minor issues with cat allergies, but this cat doesn’t seem to bother me. Or rather he doesn’t seem to bother my allergies. He does bother me. […]

Humor – Step it up!

Humor – Step it up!

I come from a long line of pacers. With 10 kids in my family, we had more children than chairs when I was growing up. Our motto was “On your feet, lose your seat.” Plus I walked uphill both ways to school every day, including home and back for lunch. It was so far, it’s […]

Humor – Bait and switch in the coffee mug

Humor – Bait and switch in the coffee mug

It’s the dream that unites non-coffee drinkers everywhere: If only coffee could taste as good as it smells. My father made the coffee when I was growing up, and we all loved waking up to that aroma. But he was the only one in the family who drank it. That should tell you something about […]

Humor – Resolve to stop using clichés

Humor – Resolve to stop using clichés

The cliché, “not for all the tea in China” has never made sense to me. There are more than a billion people in China. They probably have a lot of tea, even taking into account Chinese coffee drinkers. To refuse to do something, even for all the tea in China is to be determined not […]

Humor – Letter to Santa

Humor – Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, I know you haven’t heard from me since I wrote to ask for that Barbie doll all those years ago. I might have written you more if I’d gotten it. But I’m finally willing to give you another chance. Before I get into all I want for Christmas though, can I make a […]

Humor – The Pitfalls of Working at Home

Humor – The Pitfalls of Working at Home

By day, I work in a nice office with a lot of friendly people for a very fine nonprofit organization. It’s a respectable job, though I don’t mean to imply that I am. By night—and early morning, weekend, and holiday—I’m a writer. That means that while responsible people are doing their laundry, cleaning their houses, […]

Humor – Another Year Wiser

Humor – Another Year Wiser

I just had a birthday, and it’s not too late for gifts. I’m joking. Sort of. Actually, I have a gift for you! Like New Year’s Day, a birthday is a natural time to look back and contemplate what one has and has not learned over the past year so that one will not be—how […]

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