Off With Their Heads

The Porch Swing is near the greatest collection of amusement parks in the world.  And it had been about 20 years since I’d been to the father of them all.  So, recently Mrs. Swing and I found ourselves wandering through Frontier Land and came upon people taking pictures of themselves at the stocks.  You know, […] Read More »

Size Matters

So some people say.  Others say different.  It would be fairly easy to fill up a page discussing the relative merits of big vs. small and short vs. tall.  But that’s too easy, although I must admit almost irresistible.  After all, my 5 ‘2” wife has a t-shirt that says something like “people grow until […] Read More »


Only a fool would intentionally smear HazMat on their skin, right?  Only someone with serious emotional issues would, on purpose, squirt HazMat on her/his body, right?  Um, no.  Not right. To reduce the risk of spreading or getting infections, many people smear their hands with hand sanitizer.  In most, not all but most, hand sanitizers, […] Read More »

I’ve got some chemistry

It only took me about 19 years to finish college.  Surprisingly, I did take some courses in most of those years.  I’d enroll, go awhile, and then take some time off.  I’d finish a class or two, drop a class or two, or even just not finish without dropping out.  That last habit didn’t help […] Read More »

My children have this look

My children have this look.  It involves cocking the head just a bit to the side, squinting the eyes slightly, and seemingly saying to themselves “he has spent most of his life in the past century”.  I can earn this look by coming out with some old saying they’ve never heard before.  Most recently, I […] Read More »

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