Memo to Staff: Please Get Some Work Done

To: All staff From: Company president Subject: Low productivity It has come to my attention that productivity has dropped drastically since Thursday, June 14th. I’m not sure what’s going on, but please be assured that I’m monitoring the situation closely and will suspend or terminate employees who aren’t pulling their own weight. For the company […]

Striving to be a Perfect Father

On Father’s Day, millions of men around the world receive gifts from their children, all manner of gifts: pens, ties, shirts, tickets and tools. Some of these gifts, such as T-shirts and mugs, display tributes such as “World’s Greatest Dad,” “Super Dad,” and “Dad of the Year.” I was very proud, a few years ago, […]

Help! We’ve Got Teenagers in the House!

About a decade ago, when my three children were all under 5, taking care of them seemed to be a constant challenge. We had to change diapers, survive countless tantrums, and struggle at the dining table to get them to eat anything healthful. When we complained to other parents, they expressed their sympathy with these […]

Too Many Possessions That We Don’t Need

My wife and I recently moved from one house to another. The two houses are three miles apart within the same college town, but it was nevertheless a stressful move. That’s because we’ve accumulated too many possessions in our 17 years of marriage. Only three of our possessions are priceless, and moving them was fairly […]

Dogs Day Out In Delhi

There are many ways to transport dogs, but few as unusual as a Delhi man’s routine of taking his three dogs on his scooter with him. A Facebook user shared a video of the man and it quickly went viral, getting more than 300,000 views, 2,500 shares and 1,000 smiley faces. The video shows a […]

Don’t Count Your Oscars Before They’re Secured

If you happened to watch the Academy Awards or “Oscars” this year, you were probably left shaking your head, wondering how something simple could be messed up so badly. But enough about Priyanka Chopra’s dress. What really got screwed up was the final award of the night – the Oscar for Best Picture. It was […]

Alternative Facts — Something We All Could Use

Donald Trump wasn’t happy when the media showed photographic evidence that his presidential inauguration attracted far fewer people than Barack Obama’s inauguration eight years ago. Trump is all about size – it’s important for him to be bigger than other people, whether it’s bigger bank account, bigger hands, and, of course, bigger lawsuits settled. He […]

Rest in Peace, New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again. Yes, it’s time to do what you always do at this time: write an obituary for your New Year’s resolutions. First, let me offer my condolences. I’m truly sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what sadness you must be feeling, having to go through almost an […]

Trump Praised for ‘Amazingly Inclusive’ New Year’s Message

Republican and Christian leaders are praising President-Elect Donald Trump for what they consider an “amazingly inclusive” New Year’s message. “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!” Trump tweeted on New Year’s Eve. Jerry Falwell […]

How to Survive a Trump Presidency

On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. If you are one of the 63 million Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton, you are probably wondering how you will possibly survive the next four years. It won’t be easy, but here are some options […]