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...

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...

I didn’t do it.

I like comics and written cartoons.  I like funny papers and serials and editorial cartoons.  A lot of what I like are multi-panel strips, some with long-running stories.  But I also like one-panel stand-alone cartoons.  One of my all time favorites was published...

I had a kink in my neck.

When I was a little boy, I fell down a lot.  I had a healthy sense of adventure and exploration, but not much sense of balance and almost no muscular coordination.  My first stitches came when I fell off the monkey bars at the playground, split open my chin, nearly...