Yes, Virginia, they’re banning books

Yes, Virginia, they’re banning books

Though I wouldn’t favor either, a ban on classic novels in schools might be more acceptable if the detractors also targeted rap song lyrics that...

December 9th, 2016 |  


No reindeer, no sleigh, no pizza

No reindeer, no sleigh, no pizza

It may be a little early for the obligatory “Christmas ain’t what it used to be” column in which an old geezer like myself moans and...

December 9th, 2016 updated: December 9th, 2016. |  


My childhood attempt at crime

My childhood attempt at crime

I read an article Tuesday where parents talked about some of the foolish ways young children tried to pull a fast one on their parents.Some were quite...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Ten best holiday meal planning tips

Ten best holiday meal planning tips

Let’s face it. When your 20 guests arrive for Christmas dinner, are they going to see the back of your disheveled head as you run from the room ...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Betsy Ross is spinning in her grave

Betsy Ross is spinning in her grave

I’ve heard no reports recently of strange rumbling noises coming from Arch Street in Philadelphia, where Betsy Ross, who’s widely credited...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Can’t wrap my mind around vandalism

Can’t wrap my mind around vandalism

I’ve never understood mindless destruction of property.I just don’t get it. Why damage or destroy someone else’s possessions in orde...

December 1st, 2016 |  


No changing table for my new P.I.C.

No changing table for my new P.I.C.

There has been a lot of controversy about bathrooms of late, and even more controversy about the so called “bathroom bill,” which has led ...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Macy’$ parade – no profit$ left behind

Macy’$ parade – no profit$ left behind

I always considered Thanksgiving one of the few holidays that hasn’t been totally commercialized.Sure, there’s the Black Friday aspect of ...

November 26th, 2016 |  


Thanksgiving not the best time for change

Thanksgiving not the best time for change

When a recipe recently came my way for putting a pecan crunch topping on a pumpkin pie, it seemed like a great idea. Pumpkin pie and pecan pie are arg...

November 25th, 2016 |  


He is my king

He is my king

One of the most famous kings in human history was born in 1341 BC in Egypt. He was the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty and given the name Tutan...

November 25th, 2016 updated: November 25th, 2016. |