Why are we only ‘merry’ at Christmas?

The passage of Christmas marks the end of two traditions people often forget. First, the usage of the word “merry” drops off to practically zero until October of the next year. I don’t why “merry” is so closely associated with Christmas and not any other occasion, but so it goes. Merry is a perfectly fineContinue reading “Why are we only ‘merry’ at Christmas?”

Observing 6th graders recalls ‘Wild Kingdom’ narrators

When I was a boy, we learned about animals from a syndicated TV show called “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.” The show featured a zoologist named Jim Fowler clad in khaki safari gear and giving off a big Indiana Jones energy before Indiana Jones was a thing. Fowler went into the field to research wildContinue reading “Observing 6th graders recalls ‘Wild Kingdom’ narrators”

Podcast: Which is worse — a bull in a China shop or a cow in a doctor’s office? Dan and Paul debate.

The following topics may or may not be discussed in the episode. Expect many deviations and a lot of nonsense in between.