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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 […]

Humor – Cooped up

Humor – Cooped up

A mother of three emailed me a funny forward describing how moms treat their children differently based on birth order. At least, she thought it was funny. “First baby: You pick up at the first whimper. Second baby: You pick up if cries threaten to wake first born. Third baby: You teach toddler to rewind […]

Humor – Advice I’d give graduates if they’d listen to me

Humor – Advice I’d give graduates if they’d listen to me

I suspect there are two things people who are about to graduate get tired of: Being asked what they’re going to do next and being told what they ought to do next. Of course, we’re not asking because we’re nosey—well, some of us are nosey. It’s just that graduation makes us look back wistfully at […]

Humor – Run Joe run and other airport announcements

Humor – Run Joe run and other airport announcements

Well, that’s got to be the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in an airport: A pacifier – with no baby attached – lying on the floor in the concourse. You know what that means: Somewhere there’s a baby with no pacifier attached . . . possibly on a plane! YIKES! Then I hear the announcement: […]

Humor – Celebrating the Finder in Chief

Humor – Celebrating the Finder in Chief

This column is dedicated to all those mothers who worry that, if they leave town, their family will have to go next door to use the bathroom because they won’t know where to find more toilet paper when the roll is empty. On Mother’s Day, we celebrate not only all mothers are and do, but […]

Humor – Be Quiet… or Else

Humor – Be Quiet… or Else

I wake up in a relative’s apartment in another time zone to a beeping sound. It’s 4 a.m. That’s 3 a.m. for me. And it sounds like an alarm clock is going off in the apartment below. It beeps, and it beeps, and it keeps on beeping. And after twenty minutes of beeping, I assume […]

Humor – Twenty questions….and then some

Humor – Twenty questions….and then some

If we can put a man on the moon, and store thousands of books on an e-reader, and use our cell phone to text people sitting across the dinner table from us, why can’t we have hotel room doors that don’t slam? And snow shovels that snow doesn’t stick to? And smoke detectors so smart […]

Humor: Updating the Wisdom of the Ages

Humor: Updating the Wisdom of the Ages

It’s a new world. Isn’t it time we update the old adages we used to live by. Early birds don’t even want worms anymore. A penny saved might be a penny earned, but it won’t buy you squat. And if it ain’t broke, we don’t fix it anyway; we redesign it. And the old one, […]

Humor – Valentine Verses

Humor – Valentine Verses

Struggling to say just the right thing to your spouse on Valentine’s Day? Try one of the following clever and sentimental verses I’ve come up with. Use more than one—if you think your relationship can take it. Just clip out the verses that are most appropriate to your marriage, glue them to a piece of […]

Humor – The Super What?

Humor – The Super What?

I grew up thinking that men invented football just to get out of doing dishes. I have seven brothers; there were a lot of dishes. And there was a mass exodus from the dining room to the living room on Sunday afternoons, so you can see how I might think that. You can also see how, […]

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