Looking for a miracle this Christmas?

Looking for a miracle this Christmas?

Across these great, fruited plains of America (including the frozen tundra of our Mitten State) folks are thinking about miracles — it is that time of year. Folks either believe in one miraculous birth or they don’t; they either believe in miracles or are hoping for one to intervene in their lives. What is a […]

Remembering Christmases past to smile today

Remembering Christmases past to smile today

All right. Okay. I get it. The year of our Lord 2016 has seen many highs and many lows. It has been one of those years where our patience for our fellow humans has been tested and pushed to the limits. Many folks, many of my own “peeps” (whatever that means) are angry for various […]

‘Tis the season to help those you don’t even know

Help local Rotarians help the community this weekend!

‘Tis the season to help those you don’t even know

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Don’t hit the folks standing in the roads selling newspapers!” * * * I know it’s that holiday time of year because over the past six weeks I have put together area Goodfellow editions for area groups (boy, have I been putting together Goodfellow newspapers — but, I know, […]

Let your love light shine: Do something nice.

You may not know or believe this, but I am kinda shy and this tends to lead folks to the conclusion that I’m emotionally shallow. I keep things close to the vest and, as such, can seem distant and not nice. That said, well, I remember what is probably the only “nice” thing I have […]

Despite what you think, be grateful

We all like being told what to do as much as we react positively to being called names like sexist, racist, bigot, homophobic and xenophobic. So, in the spirit of the Spirit of The Universe, I will take a collective, meditative, long, deep, breath, and tell all of you to take a damn chill pill! […]

Just when you thought you were being funny . . .

I am always amazed by readers. You guys and gals are what makes the world go ‘round and round. And, sometimes the world spins so fast, my head swims. I find interesting what will get your attention and what does not. I could write about a very serious issue, calling on all readers to take […]

Women, see what happens when we’re left alone

Hygiene. It is an important part of living well in society. There are the basics like, you know, brush your teeth, comb your hair, wash your face, bathe and then there’s the not-so basic, like keeping your finger and toenails, neat and trim. And, while you ladies may not get this, awesome, toot-sweet cleanliness and […]

Kids today are growing up SirGravesless

The 2016 presidential election candidates are terrifying, and while I know Halloween is less than two weeks away, I try to imagine growing up in such scary world without scary movies. And, not just slash ‘em, gash ‘em bloodfests, but good, old-fashioned, cheesy grade B, monster-type movies on TV, hosted by a trusted monsterologist to […]