Conspiracies Abound

“What if we can breathe in space but the government tells us we can’t so we don’t escape?”……unknown The Oxford English Dictionary defines conspiracy theory as “the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties; spec. a belief that some covert but influential agency (typically political in…

Golf Speak: An Excellent Butcherer of the English Language

“If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.” – Doug Larson   Sports, although vastly entertaining, is ruining the English language. Take any English proficient foreigner, place them in front of a televised game in America, and be prepared to interpret half of the broadcast. Given enough time…

Regrets. We’ve Had A Few.

“Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” – Laurence J. Peter Every now and again, or quite frequently depending upon who is telling the story, I utter something inappropriate in the presence of Mrs. Lawrence, and based on her response, I realize that yes, I DID say…

Part II – Things I’ve Learned

“There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell As far as I can tell, my readership here consists of Mrs. Lawrence, because she wants to know if I’ve written anything bad about her, a handful of loyal customers, Mrs. Connelly, when she wants to know what’s going on in her…

Great News!

“I`m so excited, And I just can`t hide it, I`m about to lose control………..” The Pointer Sisters My new, updated phone books have arrived. I can barely contain myself. A couple of weeks ago, I arrived home from work to find the white plastic bag suspended from my street-front mailbox. Inside, 2 brand spanking new,…