Category Archives: Essays

Little Miracles Everywhere

Little Miracles Everywhere To be honest, winter wasn’t so bad this year – certainly a big improvement over the brutal winters we have had over the last few years. Life-threateningly cold, highway clogging snow storms, and bitter winds forced most of us to seek shelter in our warm homes. I often thought about the homeless… Read More »

I’m a Jelly Donut Trollop

I’m a Jelly Donut Trollop There is nothing like a pleasure delayed. For the past several weeks I have had an overwhelming, almost prurient yearning for a jelly donut. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because I made a bet with doctor that I’d lose 30 pounds by my next scheduled visit with him. For the… Read More »

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time I just learned this year that calling Daylight Saving Time, “Daylight Savings Time”, with an S is, incorrect. They say it makes me look like an idiot to everyone who knows it’s correctly called Daylight Saving Time. Look here: “Daylight Savings Time is a misspelling, but more common than the correct term. Setting our… Read More »

Getting Old

Getting Old It’s been an amazingly warm winter this year. In fact, today is February 23, and it’s 70 degrees. Now, you might think I’m sitting at some outdoor cafe in Key Largo, but actually I’m up here in the northern part of the Midwest. Crazy warm! Because it’s been so warm lately, I’ve been… Read More »

Wake Up Yahoo: You’re the Security Problem… Not Me!

Wake Up Yahoo: You’re the Security Problem… Not Me! Introduction A while back, we published an article urging those with Yahoo accounts to close their accounts and get a Gmail account or an Outlook.com account. We still recommend that you cancel your Yahoo account by following the instructions here.  However knowing that many will continue… Read More »

An Old Man and the Dog

An Old Man and the Dog I see an old man walking slowly down the sidewalk; he is walking a small dog on a leash. The old man is hunched and barely able to walk. The small brown and white dog isn’t barking. He’s trying to walk as slowly as the old man who is tightly… Read More »