Silly and sometimes serious questions to ponder, mull, and debate. Most importantly, a little something to make you smile. Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are dying? Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they already know there is not enough money in the account? Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard? Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when a revolver is thrown at him? Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? Whose idea was it to put an “S” […]
It seems like such a simple word . . . but the meaning, the emotion, the grief behind the word can be heart-breaking, devastating, and life-altering. This has been a difficult week: the tragedy in Manchester, UK has gripped headlines and the collective heart of the world. A few hours ago, I learned that a young man who I have known for close to ten years was killed in an auto accident. Notice that I didn’t say senseless; accidents are inherently senseless. But, alas, the loss is always profound. So much death, some at a distance, some close and personal. So much life yet to live and explore for all these people. But wasted? I […]
I don’t know why this cranky old broad appeals to me so, but she always makes me smile. Here’s one to kick off Halloween week.