When I was a kid and first started learning how to ride a bike, I kept falling. I got the steering thing down pat. I just couldn't steer with the handlebars and pedal the bike at the same time. I would weave and veer and fall over onto the macadam. I scraped one knee, then... Continue Reading →
Career advice from my son
Last year, when I suggested to my youngest son, who was still in high school at the time, that I might get my emergency certification and become a substitute teacher, he laughed. I’m not talking about a “yea, right laugh” full of sarcasm, I’m talking about a full-blown belly laugh like it was the best... Continue Reading →
Ya gotta laugh!
My laugh is loud. It can be really loud. My wife likes to tease me on how loud my laugh can get. She once claimed that it starts out as a giggle and builds to a volcanic eruption. I'm not sure I completely agree, but there's no denying that it’s what some might call a... Continue Reading →
Karma is a $@#&!
I’ve written numerous times in the past that I’m convinced that God or fate, depending on your religious beliefs, has a finely-tuned sense of humor. He or she is better than any comedian I've ever seen — better than Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Bob Hope, Joan Rivers, Tina Fey and whoever else you can name... Continue Reading →
In need of a laugh!
We all have them. Those days when you’re boiling over with stress and tension. Some days you just need to laugh, to keep from yourself from crying. Another writer described it this way, “some days you just have to create your own sunshine.” Here’s me creating my own sunshine: --“When someone is mean to me,... Continue Reading →
Laughing at my plans
The weather forecaster came on the television to tell us that the number of expected inches of snow had been increased. We were now getting 12 to 18 inches of snow. Meteorologists had been telling us for days about the upcoming snow impending storm. I watched as the first snowflakes started to come down. Earlier in... Continue Reading →
My life as a stand-up comedian
I’ve long been fascinated by stand-up comedians. When I was a young kid, I loved to catch Bob Hope and Steve Martin on TV. Hope would make fun of his golf game or the intelligence of some hulking college All-American, Martin would riff on being a "wild and crazy guy." When I got a few... Continue Reading →
Does God have a sense of humor?
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon steps out onto the NBC Studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City to a rousing applause. He waves to the crowd and tells a few opening jokes about current events, including a joke or two at President Donald Trump’s expense, before diving into one about Elton John’s announcement... Continue Reading →
Great food and conversation: dinner with my crazy family
Sean is deep in mid story. He’s on a roll. One hand is extended up in the air, the other, holding a fork, is flying in a different direction. Nothing is stopping him now. Erin’s got a hand over her mouth and Stephen’s laughing so hard I worry he might fall off his chair. In... Continue Reading →
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