“POST-IT NOTE INVENTOR DIES”

“POST-IT NOTE INVENTOR DIES”

May. 25, 2021 by

(This obituary appeared in the May 28, 2021 issue of “The Week” magazine. While I don’t usually borrow items in their entirety for my blog, I did find his story

“WORDS I AVOID”

“WORDS I AVOID”

May. 18, 2021 by

         Wally Armbruster, according to the wording on the cover, “manufactured” (as opposed to “published”) a little paperback that he titled “A Bag of Noodles” (Concordia Publishing, 1973).  It’s a

“ONE LAWYER AND THREE NUNS”

“ONE LAWYER AND THREE NUNS”

May. 11, 2021 by

         This is not a defense for one or the other side of the immigration controversy.  Rather, it’s to let readers know that I learned about something that’s been going

“A NOBLE, BUT SQUELCHED, EFFORT”

“A NOBLE, BUT SQUELCHED, EFFORT”

May. 4, 2021 by

         Fourteen years ago I traveled to North Carolina to give a kidney to my sister, Kris.  She and “George” (the name she gave to the kidney for whatever reason)

“A DIFFERENT KIND OF FOOD FIGHT”

“A DIFFERENT KIND OF FOOD FIGHT”

Apr. 27, 2021 by

[NOTE: This blog appeared in the “Monday Morning Mailing” (“MMM”) for April 26, 2021.  –KK]       On Saturday, when I started to work on this “MMM,” I had no ideas

“Little Things Mean a Lot”

“Little Things Mean a Lot”

Apr. 21, 2021 by

         My wife Evelyn has physical therapy sessions three days a week at a facility about 15 minutes from where we live.  The sessions are just shy of an hour,

“Shoved Down Our Throats”

“Shoved Down Our Throats”

Apr. 13, 2021 by

         It came up again last night.   Every time it comes up, the guilt in me resurfaces.          That age-old excuse that parents use for not teaching their children the

The Stimulus Quandary”

The Stimulus Quandary”

Apr. 6, 2021 by

         Our Government stimulus “checks” have arrived (technically, direct-deposit).  Each of the three of us got our $1,400, including 19-year-old daughter Karlyn.          Make no mistake – it’s nice to

“The Suez Canal, Eggs, and Baskets”

“The Suez Canal, Eggs, and Baskets”

Mar. 30, 2021 by

            I had no idea that we depended so much on the Suez Canal.             After the news broke about the Empire State Building-sized cargo vessel being stuck diagonally in

“Put It Back!!”

“Put It Back!!”

Mar. 23, 2021 by

         Is that so difficult?  What is there about those three little words that’s so incredibly incomprehensible?  All I know is that, based on what I witness around the house,