For more than twenty years I have been fighting squirrels in my backyard. It’s a battle of wits that I’m losing.
It’s the Christmas holidays, and the CEO of Ross Laboratories has announced that all employees will report for work the first Saturday of the New Year. It has something to do with snow days the previous December. Since the Ross payroll consists of hardworking Midwesterners who do what they’re told, there’s little resistance. I, on […]
A while back, I watched a YouTube video of a man playing his piano accordion on a vacant country road out West. I was interested because I, too, play the accordion. He sang a cowboy song. After the first few bars, cattle started emerging from the woods one by one, drawn by the music. After […]
Opening the Gainesville Sun one Sunday morning, I glance at the “Pets for Sale” section. Not that I need any more pets. To my amazement, I find that someone is selling a female camel for $3200. Right here in town! How exciting! Let’s see, I have a perfect place for a camel in my side yard.
When my eight-fourth birthday arrived, I realized that I’d already done all the things on my bucket list. I’d bought a truck and motor scooter. A few years earlier, I went on my first cruise, traveling to Alaska alone on a National Geographic nature ship. Later, I took another cruise on the same ship to […]
For exercise, I swim in a small pool in my back yard. My privacy is protected by a six-foot wood fence around the yard. Before stripping off my clothes and jumping in water, I place a bedside clock on the deck to keep track of my swim time.
I’ve got night-eating syndrome, and it baffles me.
The Oxford comma, also called the “serial comma” or “Harvard comma,” is the final comma in a series of words or phrases. It sometimes appears after the second to last item—as in “We had sandwiches, chips, and soda for lunch.” But often it’s omitted—as in “We had sandwiches, chips and soda for lunch.”
According to many people, dogs are the ideal companion animals—better than cats, that’s for sure. They find cats irritating. Other people favor cats. The opposing camps maintain that the two species are like day and night.
Writing about Donald Trump, a female correspondent for US News wrote, “I can’t but feel gratitude for one unintended consequence of his rise to the top of the Republican ticket: It has sparked a national conversation about sexual violence that includes some genuine feminist perspectives.”
Donald Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, was born in 1912 to Scottish parents living in a remote village on the Outer Hebrides Islan
The INFJ does not live in the same world as the ISTJ.