Tag Archives: humor

October 11

A Dirty Job, Christopher Moore

***** William Morrow & Co., 2006 ISBN 0060590270 (ISBN13: 9780060590277) A lighthearted book about death and dying. Charlie Asher lives with his pregnant wife over his thrift shop in San Francisco, generally satisfied with his life. A regular guy, his fortune takes a dark turn the day Charlie’s wife, Rachel, gives birth to their first child. Rachel […]

The Many Versions of A Visit From St. Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas)

WASHINGTON DC, December 23, 2012- Few works of literature have had as many alternate versions written as Clement Clarke Moore‘s A Visit From St. Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas).  Here are a few of the ones I’ve found. My favorite by far is the Spanglish version, for obvious reasons: A Spanglish ‘Twas the Night […]

October 08

Happy Bike

I see this bike every morning when I walk my dogs- It always makes me smile:  BIKE LOVE! Related articles Cycling in Lanzarote = WIN (mrdoocycling.wordpress.com) The 5,000km bike challenge (riotousassembly.wordpress.com) The terrible tyranny of two-wheel tribal wear (bikinginla.wordpress.com) When the Bikes Ride Everywhere (adventourcaucasus.wordpress.com)

August 19

What’s in a (network) name?

WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2012 – Nowadays, it seems like almost every other household and business has its own wireless network.  Just turn on your phone or laptop at a café or even in your own home, and up pops a list of available networks. Many people still use the name that came with their […]

The Tutu Project: A man dons pink tulle for breast cancer

From my column in The Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, DC, May 16, 2012 – Is there anything sexier that a guy in pink tulle? No, there isn’t.  Especially if the guy is wearing it for the woman he loves and a great cause. While the sight of a big burly guy in a pink tutu may […]