Tag Archives: humor

Ooh! Tasty!

When you come to know Big Blake, our muscular English Lab, you quickly learn three things. First, that he is enthusiastic, as befits a dog who is 11 years old going on 2. He never descends stairs when he can … Continue reading

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Oooh, Shiny!

I may have finally found my sport. Mind you, I’m not without competitive talent. If someone announces a punning decathlon, I’ll be right at the starting line. The 100-meter deadline-anxiety dash has my name written all over it. And my … Continue reading

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Piling On

In The Naked Gun, there’s a wonderful scene where the bad guy has just been zapped by a dart from the hero, Lt. Frank Drebin. “He’ll be all right,” Drebin says, and he would have been –  if the bad … Continue reading

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Faster, Higher, Weirder

At long last, it’s time for that display of peace, unity and brotherhood that arises every four years – namely, coming together to hunt down the creators of those presidential phone surveys and dropping them off a cliff. No, I … Continue reading

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Totally Floored

When in the course of home improvement events, it becomes necessary for one family to dissolve the fabric-covered bands which have connected one piece of flooring with another, a decent respect to the opinions of the Times-Call’s readership requires that … Continue reading

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Say McWhat?

A couple of years ago, our dog Duchess acquired a middle name for the first time. “Her middle name is Hunter,” declared a young boy at one of Missy’s summer softball games – a player who, by amazing coincidence, was … Continue reading

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Bottom of the Order

It’s almost time for the Colorado Rockies to break our hearts again. We all know what I’m talking about. This is the team that routinely leads the league in home runs, batting average, and shattered expectations from about mid-April onward. … Continue reading

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O-Pun My Word

Saturday morning had come, and with it, Missy’s favorite routine: get in the car and go downtown for a visit to the bookstore and a bite to eat. Neither of us could wait. Standing on the driveway, I unlocked the … Continue reading

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Fight Fire With Firing

I don’t usually get political in this space. But I’m hoping you won’t mind this time. Not when the aim is getting rid of politicians. Yeah, I thought that might get your attention. These days, politics in this country has … Continue reading

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A Clear-Cut Situation

The face in the mirror keeps catching me by surprise. “Hey, Scott! You … ” a co-worker called in the parking lot, patting his own chin. “Yeah, I did.” It’s the bare-faced truth: for the first time since early 2013, … Continue reading

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