Giving difficult patrons funny nicknames is a “library thing.” At the library where I work, we have an incredibly challenging patron whose imperious demands, unpleasant attitude and relentless sense of entitlement annoy and depress us … Read moreMr. Creeping Hands, Gum-Popping Granny and Crabby Newspaper Guy: Welcome to Your Local Library
Let’s talk about two daily essentials: Breakfast and, of course, beer. Mass marketers of breakfast cereals have been in a downward sales spiral for about a decade, so they’re getting back to their roots (sort … Read moreBreakfast and Beer
So, the big question is, how will Democrats screw this up? Let’s send a big fat congratulatory shout out to former US Attorney Doug Jones for capturing the Senate seat in Alabama, the first Democrat … Read moreDemocrats Show a Pulse
Here are some books we can be pretty sure are not being read by President Trump: The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Professional, reassuring advice for coping … Read moreBooks Not Currently on the President’s Nightstand
The emperor has no clothes, and we have a mentally ill president. It’s time to face up to the obvious: The President of the United States is deranged. In other words, the emperor has no … Read moreWho Will Say It? The Emperor Has No Clothes!
50 years ago, the rock opera ‘Hair’ first appeared on the scene in New York It was about 50 years ago that the rock opera ‘Hair’ first appeared on the scene in New York, just … Read moreHair, the Rock Musical That Shook the World
Mosquitoes are evil little geniuses Mosquitoes are evil little geniuses. They are adept enough to fly up, whine in your ear, then take off laughing as you whip yourself in the head trying to swat … Read moreMosquites: The Mini-Me’s of Vampires
Which are we? The America of courage, or of fear? Are we the great America of courage, spunk, openness, inclusion, opportunity and democratic promise — as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to … Read moreIs Trump’s America Our America?
Trump threatens tariffs on foreign-made goods, so what about his daughter Ivanka’s company? It’s about time America has a president who will stand up to those greed-headed corporate executives who keep hauling our middle-class jobs … Read moreSearching for Integrity in Trumplandia
I think of my car as my pocketbook on wheels, but I have a clean conscience about it. Have you ever noticed that when a friend offers you a ride and you get in their … Read moreMy Car Is As Clean As My Conscience