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Category: Tongue-In-Cheek Humor

History Lesson No. 3: Seward’s Folly

William H. Seward served as our Secretary of State in the 1860s and is widely remembered for getting the U.S. to buy Alaska from Russia. (Who knew countries bought states from each other?) It took forever to get the treaty through Congress, but the agreement was finally signed on March 30, 1867. We bought that… Continue Reading

Take a Letter 

Secretaries, in the traditional business environment, no longer exist. That term is so last century, as they are now called administrative assistants or administrative aides. That’s appropriate, as the outdated secretary title evokes images of ladies playing a very subservient role, getting coffee for the boss and sitting on his lap taking shorthand. Thankfully, today… Continue Reading

Military Madness 

Our Armed Forces, both veterans and those currently serving, deserve our utmost gratitude and respect. Without them, we literally wouldn’t be here, enjoying the freedoms they continue to protect. And it is only through their sheer determination, perseverance and dedication that many climb the ladder to achieve the high ranks of leadership during their careers.… Continue Reading

Wascally Wabbit

Thankfully, I’m not a hunter. However, I understand there are those who really enjoy this activity. God knows why, so here’s my take on what they actually call a sport. First, a little step back into history. In the olden days, men were hunters and women were gatherers. This segregation of duties was instituted for… Continue Reading

Oh Sure

Anyone wonder why our astronauts have not visited the moon since 1970-something? (OK, so I’m not sure of the exact date, but it was many moons ago.)  Instead, we have redirected our exploration efforts toward building and manning (and womanning) an international space station. And I know why. In the largest fraud ever perpetrated on… Continue Reading

Our Constitutional Right

Ah, the right to vote. People have literally sacrificed their lives to protect this critical foundation of democracy. I, being a true American who wants to exercise my constitutional right, carefully examine all of the candidates running for office. I read their literature and research their positions before I decide whom to support. So, imagine… Continue Reading

The Man of Steel

Has anybody noticed that a certain someone has been sorely missed of late? When was the last time you heard the phrase, “Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings at a single bound”? What you do hear is, “Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s… Continue Reading

Food For Thought

There’s an old adage, “you are what you eat.” And in fact, truer words have never been spoken. Think about it: there is nothing else that dramatically influences your health, well-being and overall makeup than the food you ingest. It not only fuels us, but it keeps us alive and makes us what we are,… Continue Reading

Oui Oui

(Oui Oui, as in French; not Wee-Wee, as in Pee-pee).   France. What a rather ungrateful country, if you ask me. Thousands of brave U.S. soldiers gave their lives to help kick out foreign invaders, who inflicted the worst kinds of tyranny on their citizens. Not only did we help them restore their freedoms, but… Continue Reading

English Language

I’ve just discovered the actual minutes from the meeting where the written version of the English language was invented. It’s an amazing read. Written in Olde English, it’s a bit hard to follow, but I’m able to report on some of the highlights.   The group apparently didn’t have any last names. They included Lloyd,… Continue Reading