Once I called cancer “chocolate,” but he laughed in my face. Later, I got sweet revenge. Here’s my story: I was diagnosed with Stage III prostate cancer in December 2014. I didn’t feel much differently and my health was consistently good. My PSA numbers were excellent. I felt a little cocky and double-dared cancer to … Continue reading
Category Archives: Humor
Coronavirus: I’m paranoid, but not paralyzed!
I’ve been on lockdown for over five months, so I’m entitled to a little paranoia. In fact, paranoia has become the norm. Stay home, public health officials say. Your age and underlying health conditions put you at high risk of contracting the deadly virus. If you do go out, they say, avoid closed-in spaces with … Continue reading
Let’s play around with the language—just for fun!
You don’t need to be a wordsmith to love word play. The Washington Post asks its readers to redefine words to comic effect. The newspaper’s word-re-purposing contest generates some doozies. Let your funny bone decide your favorite from the Post’s winning entries from a few years back: Abdicate (v.) to give up all hope of … Continue reading
Coronavirus — The sneeze heard ‘round my world
I entered the small post office branch on a lazy Sunday afternoon in late March. It looked deserted. Lucky me, I thought, since I’m freaking out over the coronavirus. Maybe I could get in and out without getting infected. I wore gloves but no mask. (CDC advisory had not yet changed.) But I wasn’t alone … Continue reading
How I came to spray my wife with Lysol (Sorry, honey!)
Okay, okay, before you start judging me, let me explain. We are husband and wife, sure, but we live in entirely different worlds. It’s riskier for me. I’m in self-isolation, 71, a cancer survivor with radiation and hormone therapy in my treatment history. Immune system? Compromised, naturally. So, I spend my days searching the web … Continue reading
“Who’s the Idiot?”
We all like to complain, whine and silently curse at the world when somebody screws up. We all have buttons we don’t like pushed. Human nature. For me, it’s the ear-splitting sound of a car alarm. I was taking my bascart to the car at the grocery when I heard that annoying sound going off … Continue reading