Greeting cards: Message quality varies with the cost When recently browsing the greeting cards rack, I discovered a disturbing trend: card prices continue to climb; and while cheap cards are available, the message quality varies … Read moreMother’s and Father’s Day Greeting Cards: Cost or Quality?
Labor Day: This holiday is for you The plume of a great doom now looms. Talking about that wonderfully hideous first Monday in September — Labor Day. Yeah, sure, it’s a big time, bona-fide holiday, … Read moreThe Two Tooth Advantage
Musings on the Labor Day holiday In honor of all those hard-working people who are taking a day off (actually, only the people lucky enough to have bosses who still consider Labor Day a holiday … Read moreHow to Get the Most Out of Your Labor Day Weeke…Oh Look a Squirrel!
Journal entry: September 7, 2009 (age 40) – Labor Day Housework Marathon This afternoon, I wore a huge, frozen smile as I walked over to my wife, Amanda, and showed her the bottom of the … Read moreLost Journal: The Labor Day Housework Marathon
Due to the state of our society, ‘Thanksgiving’ is to be renamed Thanksgiving, once a proud cornerstone of our traditional American holidays with roots harkening back to our Pilgrim forefathers, is now comatose to the … Read moreHoliday Formerly Known as ‘Thanksgiving’ to be Called ‘Selfish-Taking’
It’s Labor Day, everybody! Hey, it’s Labor Day, everybody. Woo-hoo. Okay, we’re partying now. Throw your arms in the air and wave them like you just don’t care. Blow up some balloons. Tap a keg. … Read moreThe Least Laboring of Days
Transcending partisanship: Fireworks & barbeque Aaaah. Fourth of July. The Great American Holiday. Dead-solid-center summer. Picnics, baseball, watermelon, fireworks, fifth graders flying past with red, white and blue streamers flowing from their bicycle handlebars. And … Read moreFireworks in the Fog
Why does the outrage machine not crank up around the end of February to “take back Easter from the godless?” Why haven’t these clever secularists tried to take over Easter just like they’ve allegedly hijacked … Read moreWhy Isn’t There a War on Easter?
Journal entry: November 22, 2006 (age 37) — Thanksgiving poem Why does Christmas get to have all the poems? Here’s one I just dreamed up in a Thanksgiving tryptophan-induced doze: ‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and … Read moreLost Journal: ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
In Fourteen Hundred Ninety-Two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue; In the year of our Lord Two Thousand Twelve, they’re trying hard his day to shelve Even under the best of circumstances, the national Columbus Day … Read moreColumbus Day: Time To Abandon Ship?