ElectionsVote “If this is coffee, please bring me some tea. But if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”— Abraham Lincoln My first encounter with bad coffee occurred when I was small. Uncle (more..)

ElectionsVote Against my will, I was once sports editor in the early 1970s for a local newspaper and Tony Newhall was publisher then. Tony had an accounting practice of charging the sports staff with something call(more..)

ElectionsVote Years ago, I was at the movies and I sat in front of this delightful stranger. “Reader’s Digest” has long said that laughter is the best medicine and if that be so, this lady will li(more..)

ElectionsVote “The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning, you’re on the job.”— Slappy White Our dear chaps from Great Britain have reported that what the a(more..)

ElectionsVote “It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window.”— Raymond Chandler, from ‘Farewell My Lovely.’ Love, truly, is blind. Lovers? Tha(more..)

ElectionsVote So sue me. Sometimes I wear a Size One hat. Lord knows, friends and even perfect strangers have been pointing that out to me over the years and now I’m beginning to suspect they’re on to s(more..)

ElectionsVote Once upon a time, I used to work for this local newspaper. Every winter, right after Christmas, management published an annoying supplement for the sole purpose of selling ads. They called it “P(more..)

ElectionsVote People are strange creatures and some of us have small fuses. I had a very good friend years ago, light years beyond wise. She noted: “There is no such thing as a small imposition.” Indee(more..)

ElectionsVote  “A louse in the cabbage is better than no meat at all.”— Pennsylvania Dutch proverb I am still haunted by Rudyard Kipling. When I was about 7, I read the good poet’s &ld(more..)

ElectionsVote “... the ants going marching one by one, the little one stops to suck his thumb, and they all, go, march-ing, down, to the earth, to get out, of the rain, boom, boom, boom ...” — the(more..)