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I Miss Lewis Grizzard

September 16, 2018


Of course, I fully understand if anyone reading this column under the age of thirty or forty might exclaim, “who is Lewis Grizzard?” Perhaps this little one liner attributed to Lewis will help the memory: “Shoot low boys, –They’re Ridin’ Shetland Ponies.” Humorists have always inhabited the American landscape. One of my favorites, Will Rogers, […]

Breaking News: Thomas Jefferson Expelled from American History

January 29, 2018


This column is dedicated to the memory and wit of Southern humorist Lewis Grizzard (1946-1994). He died too soon, but could pull your leg as well as any other American of the 20th century. For those of you under fifty, you can look up Grizzard We’ve just seen the newest version of a leading American […]

Apartment Living, Dumpster Diving, and the Heiress

September 14, 2017


After a fire destroyed our home last January, we moved to our RV for a week or so, and then to an apartment. In case you have been a homeowner for long time and forgotten, apartment living is somewhat different. You’re not protected from your neighbors by trees and shrubs and walls, quietly minding your […]

Will the Real Moses Stand Up Please?

November 29, 2016


Those of us with a few years behind us know that Moses was of course Charlton Heston. Spartacus, the Roman slave, was not Russell Crowe but Kirk Douglas. And the movie Exodus starred a youngish guy named Paul Newman, who was Jewish. The girls loved Newman since he was a good-looking dude. The older girls […]

Your Heart’s Desire Fulfilled

March 12, 2016


We need a little break from the primaries. Today we take one of our short tours of my email inbox, which, despite multiple spam blockers and other defenses, continues to defy reality with splendid news. According to a recent email the solution to our loss of memory can be found now on the Internet. A […]

Happiness Is…

November 21, 2015


I’m an avid Peanuts and Snoopy fan. Both Charlie Brown and Snoopy were ultimately after happiness. Snoopy found it more often than Charlie Brown because Snoopy—he’s the dog, remember—did not rationalize and try to analyze everything like Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown was, in fact, the classic worrier who projected all his angsts and worries into […]

The Common Man

August 3, 2015


Not too long ago we began a little series on the “way we were,” kind of an exploration of who we are as a people. I mentioned that a French traveler to the U. S. in the 1830s, Alexis de Tocqueville, left us an amazingly clear and pungent picture in words, Democracy in America, which […]