It’s the Thought that Counts

My eldest son, an impossible clone of me with his mother’s eyes, the apple of my  eye, the one who’s been taught good manners since the day he was born, the one whose dearest dream [at present] is to grow up, enobled, to be Spider-man, Iron Man or [eyes agleam with wonder, he breaths the words reverently]…

What’s Wrong With Church 10: Sunday School Syndrome

“My child would never use those words!” she insisted with self-righteous indignation. “He’s gone to church all of his life!” Can you imagine my reaction when this lady sputters these words in my direction? I grew up in church. So did my brothers. We were cussing like sailors for years before my parents ever caught…

Palin makes McCain more palatable

McCain pulled an end run around the Democratic ticket when he announced Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential co-runner! The thing that really irritated the Dems on this one is that it completely took the wind out of their sails, especially when it was announced in the midst of the Democratic National. Now that’s good…

Wal-Mart’s End Cap Horror show

Why do I bother going to Wal-Mart at all? I mean, seriously, is it the long lines, the Frogger-like gauntlet one is required to navigate between the entrance and your car, the snarling employees, the ever-present challenge of baskart bumper cars, the ever-changing selection, the pervasive stench of greed that permeates every aisle mocking Smiley…