signs of the times

While we don’t have homeless people sleeping in our backyard, we do get a lot of door-to-door foot traffic. Usually, it’s just the pamphlet people. The pamphlet people are polite and sympathetic to my inability to stand on the porch chatting for 45 minutes. Lately, our visitors have been more frequent, less understanding and more […]

further proof I should not tell jokes

PTA Dad: “I heard that Sesame Street is downsizing.” Me: “I know. They’re keeping Ernie, but they laid off Bert.” PTA Dad: “No. I meant the real employees.” Me: “I understood that, I was just joking.” PTA Dad: “Oh. Um . . . well, uh . . . I think I need to go find […]

Don’t Panic

Hey Knoxville, the media says the banks are out of money. “You – you said – what’d you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they’re so […]