Things I Know

  • I hope that Elizabeth Smart is as together as she appeared to be when she faced the media after her kidnapper and rapist, Brian Mitchell, was convicted last week in Utah.

  • The approach of Christmas reminds me that choir is another English word that ought to be either spelled or pronounced differently. 

  • If I had invented the language, the word for syllable would be only one syllable long.

  • In this holiday season, you’ve probably heard someone extol the benefits of either keeping Christ in Christmas, or putting the Christ back in Christmas.  There is some logic in my daughter’s thought process.  Not a lot, because she is related to me.  Since both Christmas and Easter contain elements unrelated to divinity, my daughter thinks we should take the Christ out of Christmas and out of Easter and have a holiday devoted to Christ and nothing else.  No Christmas trees, no gifts, no Easter Bunnies or bonnets.  I suggested we have that holiday in August.  We need at least one holiday in August and we really don’t need more than one in either November or February.

  • Nothing makes me appreciate 40-degree weather more than 15-degree weather.

  • You have to feel sorry for Howie Rose who does play by play for both the Islanders and the Mets.

  • Back in July, I wrote that I consider it unlikely that I’ll ever drive on I-95 through Nebraska again.  I know I-95 doesn’t go through Nebraska.  I meant I-80, but my fingers weren’t thinking when I typed that.

  • I don’t think I’d like to be a taxidermist, because if I was and someone told me to stuff it, I’d have to do it.

Author: Tom

I know my ABC's, I can write my name and I can count to a hundred.