Monthly Archives: April 2013

Should you accept payment for helping someone?

A friend of mine helps people for a living.  Well, she helps people all the time.  She just helps people. It’s who she is.  So, it stands to reason that, professionally, her work includes helping people make the most of … Continue reading

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Blog Topics so I never get writer’s block

Another one of my, “I’m feeling lazy and blank. I can’t think of anything to write about,” nights. So I was looking through my notes for inspiration and found this list I wrote circa March 2011. I guess I can’t … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Miss Nelle

Instant information is not for me.  I prefer to search library stacks because when I work to learn something, I remember it. Harper Lee I am not like Harper Lee.  Instant information is for me.  I learn from it and … Continue reading

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Not Being a Bigot for Dummies

List of phrases that sound racist but aren’t: White on rice Black lung Mexican standoff Dark humor Honky tonk Reverse Polish Notation List of phrases you may not know are racist but are: Jew someone down (as in a negotiation) … Continue reading

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Urine trouble

What do you think of this joke? You have to imagine me telling this joke live. There are several moments where voice inflection and even song will make it funnier. Went to the doctor the other day. You kids won’t … Continue reading

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Planning for the accidental pregnancy, or, how to freak out your dad after brunch…

Our 8 year old daughter announced her plan to have an unplanned baby when she is a teenager.  It was a beautiful 70 degree afternoon.  We finished brunch and on our way to the car she declared that when she … Continue reading

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Kumba-Mother-Effin-Ya

Nothing brings people together like a common enemy. Except maybe a good old fashioned perp takedown. When the government let loose the hounds of war on the people of Boston they accomplished something no political speech could ever do : … Continue reading

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