No Laughing Matter? Perhaps.

As most of us are mainly sitting at home trying to make the best of the unknown, a few random thoughts on the virus and its consequences have traversed my brain. For example: Would buying stock in Total Wine be a good investment about now? In nine months do you suppose we’ll experience a significant [...]

By |2020-03-27T14:36:32+00:00March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Final Four? Nope. NBA regular season? History. Opening Day for baseball? Not gonna happen – at least for a while. And Masters’ passes are just taking up space on coffee tables. To say the least, this latest coronavirus is no friend to the world of sports in America. Not to mention soccer fans around the [...]

By |2020-03-20T14:55:04+00:00March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who Goes First?

Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that Joe Biden becomes the presidential nominee of the Democrat party. (We’ll get to another option later, so hold on.) Whom do you think he’d choose as his vice-presidential running mate? Maybe Amy Klobuchar, the Minnesota Senator who maintained perhaps the most decorum on the Democrat’s debate stages? She also [...]

By |2020-03-13T14:32:16+00:00March 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leaping into Life

Question: What’s rarer than an Elizabeth Warren primary election victory on Super Tuesday? Answer: Not much. Maybe a Tulsi Gabbard delegate or a TV station that didn’t run a Mike Bloomberg commercial. Actually, the response I was going for is this: A Leap Day baby. Did you know that less than 200,000 Americans share February [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:31:18+00:00March 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Masking the Issue?

Are you wearing a mask yet? No doubt apothecaries across the country will soon stock up just in case there’s a widespread outbreak of the latest coronavirus. Fortunately, for those of us in the good ol’ U.S. of A., the malady has yet to barely infiltrate cities and towns across our land.  Thus far, the [...]

By |2020-02-28T21:39:44+00:00February 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yer Out!

In case it’s slipped your mind, in just a few short weeks the 2020 major league baseball season will begin in earnest. Spring Training is in full swing (pun intended), and hope springs eternal for fans of every team, knowing “this is our year!” Unfortunately, there’s a taint of scandal hanging over ballfields in Florida [...]

By |2020-02-20T23:37:27+00:00February 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Slight Change in the Rules

Remember the spring and summer of 2016? Republicans beating each other up on (and off) debate stages? Dishing dirt on the front-runner and general unpleasantness emanating from every microphone?  But on the Democratic side, it was a bit more subdued. In a very short time, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders emerged as the only two [...]

By |2020-02-15T01:04:14+00:00February 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good News Anyone?

Raise your hand if you could use a little good news. I thought so. The last couple of weeks have not been pleasant. At least not in terms of our elected officials. No need to go into the specifics of who was right and who was wrong. From impeachment hearings to State of the Union [...]

By |2020-02-07T21:12:46+00:00February 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Sunday Morning Suggestion

As a lifelong member of a host of church choirs, I’ve heard quite a few sermons. Every purveyor of The Word has a different style of delivery and vehicle for getting messages across. The one that tends to work best for me is when a mixture of today’s examples and what ancient writers noted in [...]

By |2020-01-31T20:04:50+00:00January 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Trouble With Harry . . .

As Igor said to Dr. Frankenstein in the grave-digging scene from YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, “Could be worse. Could be raining.” Or, you might be an impeached President. Or, heaven forfend, Queen Elizabeth. If you were the latter, you might figure that being the head Royal would be a piece of cake. You’re beloved by your subjects, [...]

By |2020-01-24T16:28:44+00:00January 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments