All a-twitter about tweets
August 9, 2009 Sweat trickled down the old man’s brow as he flapped the blanket over the fire in a couple short, staccato bursts. Puffs of smoke floated airward, spelling out the next phrases of the message. more »»
Honey, you do ruin vacation
July 26, 2009 Perhaps she doesn’t understand the meaning of the word ‘‘vacation.’’ The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines vacation as ‘‘a time of respite’’ and ‘‘a period of exemption from work. more »»
Meet Burt Jetson!!!
July 19, 2009 Honest, I am a huge fan of smooth roads in fine condition. Of bridges that won’t collapse beneath me. Of keeping berms from eroding nearly to the center line. I’m fine with all that. more »»
Revolution will not be televised
July 5, 2009 In-laws Mark and Fran discovered something crucial to national security when they took a walk the other evening. Bluish lights flickered from various windows of every house. more »»
Old memories hung out to dry
June 21, 2009 Terry surveyed the trees in the backyard and pondered, ‘‘Between which two trunks should we string a clothesline?’’ Clothesline? Didn’t those relics go the way of TV antennae, coal... more »»
How many? How big? How dare you?
June 14, 2009 I was waiting in line when I heard the teller at the next window coo, ‘‘My, look at how big you’re getting!’’ To my relief, she wasn’t talking to me. more »»
If the shirt fits ... why change it?
April 26, 2009 Through no fault of my own, I possess two new dress shirts. And a nice pair of slacks. Like most self-improvement plans, responsibility fell to my lovely new brid. more »»
Canine caretaking catches on
April 19, 2009 So President Obama adopted a dog. Big deal. I did, too. Well, OK, he actually has the pooch, a Portuguese water dog, in residence. more »»
The buzz on Zzz’s
April 5, 2009 Science believes you have the brain of a fruit fly. Or perhaps the social skills of an insect. At least, that’s what I gather. more »»