A Tickle in the Funny Bone

My first ebook, A Tickle in the Funny Bone, is a dozen of my humorous columns including all the April Fool’s ones and the hilarious responses. Readers’ comments: I had a good laugh at this one - still wiping away the tears! I like your sense of humour! I laughed all the way through. I...

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Monthly Archives: May 2012

How to Make Yourself Look Good Now but Feel Bad Later

Jack and Jo in ceremonial paint and feather costume a month earlier.

I must be getting old, I thought, as I slowed down my brisk pace to enjoy the shade of an enormous mango tree, I can’t remember being this tired the last time I did this trip. It was the second day of slogging through sand, splashing across creeks, and plodding up and down rocky slopes on my way from the Canela village into the nearest town. I used to be able to walk sixty kilometres in two days without feeling …

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Why Things Go Wrong When Our Spouse is Away.

Daddy! Baby crying!

“Oh no!” I muttered as the engine suddenly quit and our car coasted to a stop by the side of the road to the airport. Jo turned to me with that “Not again!” look on her face. I checked the gauges, ran the starter, but the engine was dead. “You’re not even gone and already my problems are starting!” Jo said, “Last time I was already half way home from taking you to the airport when the radiator hose burst!” …

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To Bribe or Not to Bribe, Is That the Question?

This picture has nothing to do with the subject of this column other than show what Jo and I looked like about the time of the driver's license story.

Why is it that good, well educated, and right living people, can have such strange ideas about cultures? It seems that we North Americans tend to consider anything in another culture wrong if it differs from our own in ways we don’t like. Languages, being part of cultures, differ from country to country. We wouldn’t dream of criticizing Japanese for speaking their unique language. Nor would we expect to live and work in China without learning Mandarin. In the same …

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Do Men Have Feelings?

How are you.

Last month I posted three columns about men without friends. Scores of readers responded, especially to the last one, Six Things a Man Must Do to Get What Every Man Needs, But Few Get. Here’s a follow up column that describes a helpful tool. Scientists call us homo sapiens, wise, rational, thinking beings. I, like other men, am always thinking. What’s more, I can tell you exactly what I am thinking about, Ask me and I will tell you instantly. …

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