Archive for January, 2017

Ain’t language wonderful?

When we were cute little smart-aleck boys barely old enough for school, we used to enjoy saying “I ain’t gonna say ain’t no more, cuz ain’t ain’t a word in the dictionary.  Ain’t that great?” The word ain’t may or may not actually be in the dictionary, but I do know what it means.  It’s […] Read More »

I just can’t do it.

I used to be thinner.  In fact, there was a time when I was downright skinny.  I didn’t have a washboard stomach, but I had speed bump ribs.  And I desperately wanted to be good at sports.  There was an irrational hope in me, that probably still hasn’t completely gone away, that somehow, if I […] Read More »