Did I Say That? How’s it going?

Think about this. You meet a friend on the street, or maybe an enemy, or possibly an ex-husband or ex-wife. It could be your gastroenterologist, your pastor, your lawyer, your banker, your baker or your barber. “How’s it going?” you ask. That’s a simple question to which there are several possible responses: “OK,” “So-so,” “Fair to middlin’,” “Lousy,” “Good” and … read more

Did I Say That? Suburban true grit

Lawlessness is spreading through the suburbs. Landscapers and homeowners in our troubled land are wielding leaf blowers like weapons of minor destruction, sending grass clippings and debris onto the sidewalks and into the streets. Usually my street. And in three months, these same miscreants will be pushing snow from their driveways into the path of school buses and senior citizen … read more

Did I Say That? Those rascally varmints

Last week, our neighbor gave us a casualty report from the frontlines in the war on woodchucks. He sustained heavy losses in hand-to-hand combat. Peppers, zucchini, cucumbers … all gone. His garden has been leveled. It was a scorched earth assault, and he feared another attack was imminent. These woodchucks are fierce fighters, and lately they’ve been calling up reinforcements … read more

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