Thanksgiving Harvest Blessings

A Novel Idea for Thanksgiving

“When I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep…” Irving Berlin. Irving Berlin couldn’t sleep. Try as he might, the relentless pressures of his hectic … Continue Reading →


Election Blues? You’ve Got Rights!

“A fanatic is always the fellow on the opposite side.” Will Rogers. Will Rogers made a career of drawing a straight line to the truth. He figured common sense was … Continue Reading →


Alice Roosevelt

Alice – The Other Washington Monument

“If you haven’t anything nice to say, come sit by me.” Alice Roosevelt. Alice was Teddy Roosevelt’s oldest child and by all estimates, she provided the President with some of … Continue Reading →


Stingy Jack

Who’s Stingy Jack?

“Most things are judged by their jackets.” Balthazar Gracián. Who would have thought that a guy named “Stingy Jack,” could have launched a $100 million industry? But it’s true—Stingy Jack … Continue Reading →


Dorothy and Toto in Oz

What’s Up With Oz?

Dorothy: Oh, will you help me?  Can you help me? Glinda: You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas. Dorothy: … Continue Reading →


Bulova Accutron

What Happened to Bulova?

“It just sort of wound down.” Harry B. Henshel. Harry Henshel, former President of Bulova Watch, was talking about the Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking but he might as well … Continue Reading →


Norm Peterson at Cheers

Milk-Bone Undies?

“It’s a dog eat dog world and I’m wearing Milk-Bone underwear.” Norm Peterson. When Norm Peterson walked into the bar everyone, in unison, shouted, “Norm!” And why not? Cheers was … Continue Reading →


Craft Ice

Artisanal Ice?

“If I was on a date, at least the giant ice cube would give us something to talk about.” Susan McCarthy. Every now and then something comes along that makes … Continue Reading →


Bunion Derby 1928

Andy Payne and the Great Bunion Derby

“One can’t be an athlete all his life, but he can use the same desire that made him.” Andy Payne. Everybody has a least one obscenely fit co-worker. You know … Continue Reading →


crows

Eating Crow?

It is the fundamental right of the bird to live freely in the open sky. Justice M. R. Shah. The Waco City Fathers, grown tired of grackles disturbing the peace, … Continue Reading →