Category Archives: News & Current Events

Commentary and opinion

The Pandemic Plague of 2020

I realize the name of this blog is “Humor Columnist;” however, some things are funny and some are not. So far I’ve avoided writing about the virus, but I’ve written a short piece about my personal experience with current events … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Laws for Looters

If you want to get something for nothing these days, live in New York. If you don’t know what something is, take it anyhow and worry about what to do with it later. The more you want a specific item, … Continue reading

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When Harry Marries Meghan

Here it is the week before the royal wedding and I’m still waiting for my royal invitation which undoubtedly was lost in the royal mail. It doesn’t really matter, though, I don’t have a hat big enough or ugly enough … Continue reading

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Explaining the Winter Olympics

Are you watching the winter Olympics on TV? There are 15 sport disciplines in seven sports and it seems that NBC is determined to cover them all. 102 medals are up for grabs. We will become intimate with many sports, … Continue reading

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Friday 13th… Pushing Your Luck

Photo by Sašo Tušar on Unsplash Have you looked at the calendar today? It’s Friday, the thirteenth! You are NOT superstitious, of course, are you?  So, why miss an opportunity to prove it? Having an unreasonable fear of something for … Continue reading

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See Ya Later, Alligator

I’ve been watching the weather channel again and have come to a basic conclusion: People who live in Florida need to get out – permanently. That entire state is a storm magnet. What possesses people to live in a place … Continue reading

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The Great American Eclipse

The main topic of discussion these days is the solar eclipse, probably because we are in that blue stripe on the weather map that indicates the area of total blackout. We have been aware of this since at least the … Continue reading

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London Series

Riding the wave of the current interest in London due to the shooting incident, I’m posting links to a series of columns I wrote several years ago when I was fortunate enough to visit. The London Series This is a … Continue reading

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Ready or Not?

The Christmas crazies are over for another year.  The gifts have been opened and the wrappings hauled away by the trash men to contribute to the cities’ waste disposal problem or burned in the fireplace to contribute to the world’s … Continue reading

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The Gas NON Crisis

“An oil pipeline break and shutdown in Alabama could create a gas shortage in Middle Tennessee,” media reported. Everyone was urged to maintain normal driving and fuel purchases to prevent unavailability. PANIC! Immediately phones started ringing, people started calling other people … Continue reading

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