Annie In My Life: Chapter 35

The following was printed (The Boise Weekly) on June 16, 2004 Back From Bountiful Hey, hey! I made it! Florida and back without any major malfunctions. Boy, is it good to be home. Woo-ee, was it hot down there. And the humidity! They say Florida averages about three inches above sea level, but if you…

Ha Ha … Not!

The following was published in The Boise Weekly Wednesday (Feb. 7) The Year of Living Humorlessly I’ve been working on some jokes. Tell me if you like this one: Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Donald Trump walk into a bar. And this one: How many Trumps does it takes to change a light bulb? This may…

Annie In My Life: Chapter 34

  The following was printed (The Boise Weekly) on April 21, 2004 Her Dad’s Swan Song: Beauty Gets Even Uglier My daughter—already as pretty a human being as ever walked the Earth—said, “Hey Dad, my friend told me I should put some auburn high-lights in my hair. ‘Zactly what color is auburn, anyway?” “Uh, some…

Look At It This Way

—Attorney General Jeff Sessions uses the federal government’s clout to try to negate the momentum from coast to coast to legalize, or at least decriminalize, marijuana. Result: Stoners, particularly Millennial stoners, turn out in record numbers to vote Democrat in 2018 and 2020. —ICE agents continue to snatch undocumented immigrants from their families and send…

Annie In My Life: Chapter 33

The following was printed (The Boise Weekly) on January 21, 2004 Chapter 33 Off-Color Story: A tale of techno-cheap and patient people I probably oughta check with a lawyer first, but I’m going to name a local business, out loud, right here … right now. Kinko’s. Kinko’s Printers. There. I did it and I’m glad….

Annie In My Life

  The following was printed (The Boise Weekly) on August 27, 2003 Chapter 32 Crisis of Confidence I don’t know if I’m slowing down or current events are speeding up, but lately, I have column ideas backing up like Egg McMuffin orders on the manager’s day off. Here it’s almost Labor Day, for example, and…