Good Buy

When I lived in England I attended antique auctions from time to time. At one of these auctions, there was a 19th century wheel chair that came up for sale (in much better shape than the one pictured). It was cooler than it sounds. It was a straight back large oak chair on wheels. The … More Good Buy


Because my sanity is often in question, I believe I’m a pretty good judge of how crazy other people are.  I had an incident several years ago where I found I still had a lot to learn about levels of mental health.  When traveling alone on business I didn’t like to eat in nice restaurants … More Psychosis

I’m Not Orville

On several occasions I have been mistaken for Orville Redenbacher.  If I had been given the opportunity to select my doppelganger, I know Orville would not have made the list.  However, it is what it is, and I accept that I have aged into some of his characteristics.  Like Orville, I wear horned rim glasses, … More I’m Not Orville

Third Nipple

After having quad bypass surgery and then a heart attack, I had a battery operated device installed in my upper chest.  I am really a happy and positive person who has a tendency not to worry about things that haven’t happened yet.  The morning I had to check into the hospital, I was in a … More Third Nipple

Spread ’em

Not long ago I had a semiannual health check at the VA. Unlike the press and a lot of people I have talked to, I love the VA.  I was in the waiting room when I was called to see my doctor.  I was escorted to the exam room and introduced to a young woman … More Spread ’em


My Mom had a wonderful, mischievous sense of humor. When the two of us teamed up, it could get a little scary. When I got out of the Air Force to move to Dallas, I temporarily moved in with my Mom in Grapevine (suburban Dallas) while looking for a house. My little sister was a … More Gladys