Monthly Archives:: July 2014

A Jacket, But Not for Cold

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I venture to guess that most of us, if we have ever thought about dust jackets, have not thought much about them.  In fact, up until my having mentioned it, the vast majority of both my readers have probably never given them much thought at all. What exactly is the purpose of a dust jacket… Read more »

Parsimony

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I have always been on the frugal side.  OK, let’s just get it out in the open and say “cheap”.  I realized yesterday I have become even more so than I used to be and, being a true “Generation X’er”, I look outside myself to place blame. Yesterday’s revelation was brought to me—and, by extension,… Read more »

(Almost) Panic Time

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It’s almost that time of year that the men of America’s churches fear the most: that day of reckoning when we have to decide what to do about Mother’s Day. This doesn’t seem to be a problem for women.  Women are just natural gift-givers.  I think it’s biological.  See, women have this ability to get… Read more »

Look Who’s In the BIG Town!

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You don’t have to go far to find someone lamenting that Americans have a weight problem.  Turn on the TV and there will either be a “paid advertisement” for a weight-loss or exercise system (“use our machine and in just six weeks you’ll look as good as Chuck Norris or Christie Brinkley!”) or a news… Read more »