Whatever Happened to “Honest Hal?”

For some unknown reasons that fathom me…in the 2nd grade some of my teachers and fellow tiny classmates used to refer to me as Honest Hal. Was this just a subtle form of bullying ahead of it’s time, somehow? No, someHal? Now ‘Honest’ was debatable I do feel and I did not do anything to…… Continue reading Whatever Happened to “Honest Hal?”

Beware the Cookie Thief: How Wrong Can She Be?

The Cookie Thief by Valerie CoxA woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting…… Continue reading Beware the Cookie Thief: How Wrong Can She Be?

Attack of the Evil One-Eyed Killer Whatever!!!

A killer machine or killer whatever?You have my iphone and it’s turned off. You’re iphone is off and near you. The computer is on the other side of the apartment. And the Smart TV is turned off and unplugged! What machine do you hear, my dear?The fan humming in the living room? Ants on the…… Continue reading Attack of the Evil One-Eyed Killer Whatever!!!

Are You Jewish?

A woman on a train walked up to a man across the table. “Excuse me,” she said, “but are you Jewish?” “No,” replied the man. A few minutes later the woman returned. “Excuse me,” she said again, “are you sure you’re not Jewish?” “I’m sure,” said the man. But the woman was not convinced, and…… Continue reading Are You Jewish?

Just Your Typical Florida Lizard Tippy-Toeing Through the Minefield of Life!

Just my opinion! Just my experience! …… LOL! I like to make comments; and the back-and-forth replies can be interesting, insightful and fun! However! I have found, at least for me, that they should never go beyond three or so exchanges. Why? Because eventually a nerve will be struck and the lizard brain will enter…… Continue reading Just Your Typical Florida Lizard Tippy-Toeing Through the Minefield of Life!

On Unfirm Barracks Terra Firma!

Dateline January 12, 1963; approximately 7 am; Lackland AFB, Texas; Basic Military Training.My first sergeant yells … Jump!!! So, naturally I jump. Then he screams … Did I order you to come down!!!??? 🙈…🙉…🙊 Sir! No! Sir! …… Sir! ************ Barrack B, 2 am in the morning …… The same first sergeant returns to the…… Continue reading On Unfirm Barracks Terra Firma!

My Sicilian Nonna’s Evil Eye!

Who Needed Halloween, anyhow, when you had an old-world or other-worldly Sicilian Grandmother! It has oft been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Well, ‘submitted for your approval,’ is a lovely picture of my Sicilian grandmother, Catherine ‘Merlino’ Barbera.  But first be warned though! View with extreme caution only after deep prayer! But…… Continue reading My Sicilian Nonna’s Evil Eye!