Retrieve wood from the woodpile. Carry it into the house. Build the first fire of the season. No danger, right? Oh, sure, there was the time that I did that in the dead of winter, slipped on a patch of snow, fell with an armload of firewood, and broke two toes. That might have had … Read more Things That Go Bump In The WoodpileRead The Short Story Now
Thanksgiving is here – a time to show our thanks by gorging on food until we are miserable and complaining about leftovers. Retailers remind us that this is the official start of the Christmas shopping season. In fairness, many of them have been reminding us for a couple of months now. I even have a … Read more Beware The Evil EscalatorRead The Short Story Now
Anyone who has ever worked a manual labor job to help pay for college has heard the taunt, “College Boy.” Let’s face it, college may help you understand certain things, but most of those things are fairly useless in summer jobs. And the people who get to manage “College Boys” do enjoy rolling their eyes … Read more The Revenge Of The College BoyRead The Short Story Now
I am well known for publishing my tongue-in-cheek “Kitchen Tip of the Day” (a book I really need to compile), so I highly recommend that you DON’T try this recipe for broiled Vidalia Onions. Most people in the United States and Canada are aware of the sweet taste of a Vidalia Onion. I wanted to share … Read more Don’t Try This Recipe For Broiled Vidalia OnionsRead The Short Story Now
I was ten years old when I started wearing glasses. It would have been much earlier, but I was missing the point of eye tests. To explain this, you first need to understand that academics came easy. My first few years of school consisted of near perfect scores on all tests. As strange as this … Read more Missing The Point Of Eye TestsRead The Short Story Now
Living in a tourist area has more positives than not, but sometimes I empathize with a little Charleston girl shouting, “Go home, tourist, go home.” I love meeting many of the people who visit this area. I have had many a great conversation with people from all around the world. Seriously, everywhere. A few years … Read more Go Home, Tourist, Go HomeRead The Short Story Now
My dream transported back more years than I care to count. Back to the world of cliques, petty rivalries, and insecurities. Nothing at all like the adult world. Or maybe exactly like the adult world. Welcome to my high school nightmare. Two big clubs were arch rivals of each other, fighting over insignificant things. Rumor had … Read more High School Nightmare Of PoliticsRead The Short Story Now
Without a doubt, Amazon has revolutionized the retailing industry. They dominate e-commerce retailing in the Western World. So what logical person calls them a retailing dinosaur? Me. My opinion only matters if you accept me as a sane person. In fairness, questioning my sanity is not difficult. I just posted that cartoon for all to … Read more Amazon – A Retailing DinosaurRead The Short Story Now
This post originally appeared on The Thundering Herd website – June 14, 2011 On Sunday evening, the world lost a great man. He may not have been famous and most of you may never have met him, but he was great nonetheless. I want to take a moment to tell you about him. He was … Read more A Great ManRead The Short Story Now
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