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May 2018
Social Insecurity

Slip Slidin’ at the Sedentary Senior Winter Olympics

This race starts with you, the senior competitor, all decked out in your red, white, and blue pajamas and aerodynamic slippers bursting out of the starting gate or, in this case, gingerly
stepping out the front door.


My Main Squeeze

I would explain exactly how to do them in this column, but I was even embarrassed when the doctor gave me the instructions in his office. (Now, I'll wait while you ask Siri. Otherwise, the rest of this column will make no sense). By the way, Siri will definitely know what Kegels are. All women do.

April 2018
Laverne's View

It’s Not Fair

Football has been explained to me more times than I care to recall, and still I don’t understand why the opposing team refuses to let the guy carrying the football run the length of the field the way he wants to. If this one rule was changed, the game wouldn’t have to drag on for so long.

Sam's Side

Surviving Summer

When hiking in the desert in the summer, make sure you bring plenty of water. This water is not intended to save you. You are going to die and there’s nothing that can be done about that. The water is intended as a nice gesture to those poor souls who must find your beef jerky-like remains in the desert. It is the least you could do for them.

Puttin' on the Gritz

Calories Are Our Friends

“Mary Grace, that blue light did not signify a K-Mart special. The car is equipped with handcuffs and guns. It has the word POLICE painted from front to back and on both sides. You might want to slow.”

Strictly Humor

Dear Witbones

Stop buying groceries and remove your car battery. Start a naked tuba and bagpipes band and have nightly rehearsals at your house. Fake a few heart attacks. Start talking to dead people at meals.

Ernie's World

Using My Teaching Skills

Wait that doesn’t mean you have to throw the remote in the trash… oh look, there are my glasses. And my car keys. And the dog… Maybe we should leave the trash for right now. How about I teach you some music?”


Good House Hunting

Aha! So it was Brad, our real estate agent. He was coming to determine how to market our home to sell it, and to give us a ballpark estimate of its value. The ballpark I’m talking about is probably more like a little league field than Yankee Stadium.

March 2018
Bob’s Tech Talk

Kindle Advice, Robot Toys, How to Leave Facebook

When I first joined Facebook, it was fun. Now, it is a distraction I do not need in my life. Can I delete my account?

Puttin' on the Gritz

Life in the Senior Lane

Before I could even blink, my patootie was bobbing up and down like a duck, my legs were sticking up in the air in a very unladylike position, and a bunch of Vietnamese manicurists were circling me trying to decide whether to call 911 for the crazy lady who was by then laughing her head off.

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