THE WORLD’S OLDEST PROFESSION?

When I graduated from high school, I was naive and aimless. While leafing through a magazine, I found the name and phone number of a career counselor named Herb. Maybe he could provide some direction. "What are your interests," asked Herb. Are you interested in retail work? No? Maybe food service? No? Agriculture? Do you…

AN OPTIMIST, A PESSIMIST, AND A FLAKE

While an optimist can occasionally be pessimistic, and a pessimist can occasionally be optimistic, but a flake remains eternally as flakey as grandma's homemade biscuits. I have a theory that every social group has at least one in each of those categories. Not sure which one you are? If a homeowner receives a piece of…

THE NUTS DIDN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREES

My friend Lynn, whose hobby is genealogy,  is oddly proud of the "black sheep" in her family history. Not only were they embezzlers, bank robbers, and pirates, but they were very successful ones. I got tired of hearing about it. The next time she started in on me about it, I was ready. "You know,…