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Red Faced, Green Stamped and Burning Money

Red Faced, Green Stamped and Burning Money

This week as I was doing what I often do, which is looking for neat things to buy and resell at a reasonable profit I found a 36-foot sailboat at…

Sticks and Stones and Seeds

Sticks and Stones and Seeds

The yard, as if it was pristine before, is now a jumble of sticks and stones for sure. Everything from small sticks to full-size limbs, ankle-twisting mole trails, transplanted rocks…

Reduced

Reduced

It seems all television channels are promoting weight-loss products. We, who need to lose “a few,” don’t constantly want to hear about it night and day. Honestly, have you noticed…

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Respect your elders. Mind your manners. Because I said so! How many times have parents uttered these directives while gritting their teeth and clenching their fists? And as to that,…

Meditation

Well, I’m back from my fishing trip and I was pleased to find out at least a couple of you missed me. I took my cane pole and a can…

It’s Snowing!

It’s Snowing!

This is a snow big enough to really play in. In this area, it doesn’t often happen. Be sure to take full advantage of it, for your child’s sake as…

I Am Among You as the One Who Serves

I Am Among You as the One Who Serves

Everyone has heard the stereotypical expression “I live to serve.”  Though intended to mean that the speaker genuinely enjoys providing the needs of others, it is generally muttered under the…

Planting Aunts, My Ding-A-Ling and Lying Robins

Planting Aunts, My Ding-A-Ling and Lying Robins

For the past few weeks I’ve been playing around with a hangnail on my big toe. My bride Management suggested I go for a pedicure. I don’t know what that…

Waiting for the Thaw

Waiting for the Thaw

Ah, spring. Wherefore art thou spring? Not here in the next couple of days, we’re being told. Four to eight inches of snow predicted and not a loaf of bread…

Old-timers and jokes

Old-timers and jokes

A newspaper editor in the real world recently asked if any old-timers remembered the old joke about smoking camels and the promised land. Well, all 999 of us in Stump…