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The Stories of Gladys and Ralph

The Stories of Gladys and Ralph

  These two stories refer to two real people I actually met. I’ve changed their names to protect the not-so-innocent. Of course, They also refer to two other people I haven’t met — ones you might recognize. Gladys: Gladys ¬†had —...
My Forty-Seventh Fortieth Birthday

My Forty-Seventh Fortieth Birthday

I was born old. You know the thing old guys say to young women to try to get them in bed? “You have an old soul.” Actually, that might be me. I’m the one with an old soul. I think it’s rarely some 22 year-old nailtech in a bikini who’s...
Free College? Not So Fast . . .

Free College? Not So Fast . . .

So you want a college degree.     Why? I think it’s a fair question. In the USA, about the only acceptable answer is “Chaaa, to get a bitchin’ new Camaro, hombre!” If you are a parent and already have a bitchin’ Camaro, you want...
Jade Helm: Exactly What I Would Do

Jade Helm: Exactly What I Would Do

I get razzed for being a “conspiracy theorist.” It used to bother me. But then I noticed the term “conspiracy theory” being applied to any alternate explanation or even question, regardless of the potential for conspiracy. ¬†Wonder about...
Marijuana is a Dangerous Drug

Marijuana is a Dangerous Drug

With all the talk of legalizing pot in the nation today, fewer and fewer people seem to recognize the true dangers of marijuana. Voters in Colorado, Washington State, and now Washington D.C. have legalized the use of this “harmless” herb. They’ve...