The Bright Side

Does anyone recall the Seinfeld episode when Jerry, Kramer and Newman were sitting in Jerry’s car discussing how the various days of the week had a certain feel to them?  I often think of that episode and how it epitomized the genius of the Seinfeld writers.  After... Read More

Winners & Losers

Sometimes in life we will read words of wisdom or come across an old saying or aphorism that conveys a message or general truth that resonates with us.  At times they’re light-hearted, i.e. “Don’t tug on Superman’s cape,” or “Don’t spit into the wind,” but sometimes... Read More

The Parking Space

With all that’s going on in the world, instead of adding to the concern about the coronavirus, I thought a short story about the ‘softer’ side of life might be in order. Silly me, I was opening the mail using my index finger instead of a letter opener and as I brushed... Read More

We Do Them No Favors

When the store manager at Wal-Mart announces, “Special de hoy; ¡comprar tres tomates y conseguir uno libre!” over its public address system Wal-Mart is providing a service to a segment of its customer base.  At the same time many find it irritating when a clerk at the... Read More

The Little Things

A teacher once asked a class of middle school students if they could identify the Seven Wonders of the World.  Though there was some disagreement among the students, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, St. Peter’s Basilica, The Empire State... Read More