Category Archives: Humor

Lob ‘n’ Slice Revisited

I was tested this morning with the return of Miss Lob’n’ Slice. She had twice injured her calf muscle in the past six weeks or so, but she’s back in full force – albeit taped up the wazoo. As I wrote … Continue reading

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Yo Miss, You Married?

Some say there is no such thing as a stupid question. I agree. But the timing of some of my former students’ questions was really stupid. Case in point: As I completed an exegesis of a Robert Frost poem, I … Continue reading

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Eet, Prey, Luv

A funny thing happened on my way to the insurance agency. The office happens to be located across the street from a church. I found a parking spot just outside the church parking lot and was headed into the office when … Continue reading

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If Only…

I am pleased to report major breakthroughs in my golf game. Thought I’d never be able to say this, but look out, Annika Sorenstam! (For those who don’t know of her, Annika is a golf legend!) On the very first … Continue reading

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Always Know Your Audience

There is such a fine line between what’s funny and what’s offensive and I seem to always opt for the lighter side of things.  When I read what British author Martin Amis said when the BBC asked him whether he’d ever … Continue reading

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Unpublished Metropolitan Diaries

Those familiar with the Monday New York Times “Metropolitan Diary” feature know that freelance writers are invited to submit a witty slice of New York City life in about 150 words or less. Well, so far I’m batting zero with six … Continue reading

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An Aha Boo Hoo Moment

GOLF. FLOG spelled backwards. I should have expected this from the most difficult game I’ve ever tried to play. The inclement weather put a crimp in my scheduled maiden voyage to an 18 hole course today, so I played indoor tennis instead – … Continue reading

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Hike to the Harbor

If you want to put hair on your chest, have I got a hike for you! But if you are of the female persuasion and the hair thing doesn’t appeal to you but adventure does, how does six miles of hilly, … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Birdie

We love you Christopher, oh yes we do-ooh. /We love you Christopher and we’ll be true. /When you’re not near us, we’re blue./Oh, Christopher , we love you. Morley, that is.  I may be getting carried away, but thanks to the … Continue reading

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Gas Station Gadfly

This has been the week of the flat tires (see post about the Bike Guy on 8/18.) While waiting to have a flat tire repaired on Saturday, I sat on a chair at a bustling gas station on Northern Blvd. in … Continue reading

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