Category Archives for "Humor"

Sep 29

The Memorial

Humor

As you start getting up in years, thoughts of mortality initiate a tag-team match inside your skull, especially when you notice the number of dead online friends is creeping up on the number of your live online friends. It shouldn’t be all that bothersome, though. Not everyone is lucky enough to reach “old age.” I […]

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Aug 31

Alabammy Bound

Fiction , Humor

The invitation arrived in my email. I’d been invited to a reunion of my unit from Vietnam. We would stay just a few miles outside of Fort Rucker, Alabama. Thoughts of Mother Rucker (I had been one of her offspring) came rushing up from inside like a bad burrito. It had been over 37 years […]

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Jan 17

The Parable of the Two Maggots

Humor , Miscellaneous

This is an old story I found and wish to share. I did not write the original story. Oh, and the cover photo is just fun. There was a fly circling some geese looking for a place to lay her eggs. She spotted the perfect goose with an open wound just under the edge of […]

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Jan 16

Language is the Furniture of the Mind

Humor , Miscellaneous

This is a very important concept, because the language we use, the words that float though our minds like letters in alphabet soup, really do determine how we see the world. And if you want to redecorate your world, you change the furniture. We all have a “vocabulary;” words that we know. However, just because […]

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Nov 17

How I Ran the War in Vietnam — Part One

History , Humor

I’ve read Catch 22 five times. First in high school, then in basic training (army), next in flight school (I flew choppers in Nam), and then twice in Vietnam. It made more sense with each reading. No one will ever be able to top that book when it comes to fiction about how screwed up the military […]

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Nov 17

How I Ran the War in Vietnam — Part Two

History , Humor

The next couple of weeks are pretty much a blur for me today. I remember meetings and presentations and communications with home-base and with the pilots, but nothing really stands out except, of course, for the Spec 4 who stopped by once in a while saying, “Sir? I’m going to the whorehouse if you wanna […]

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