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23 Jun 2021

THANK YOU JESUS

At first glance I thought he must be a good customer. He gets his own sign. Upon closer look, I noticed a URL at the bottom corner of the sign. “Thankyoujesussigns.org” Naturally, I took a look. Apparently, these signs are the result of direct instructions from God, the big one, the god with the capital G. I never knew God was a business coach, but it makes sense. What could possibly be a better coach than an all knowing, omnipresent […]

22 Jun 2021

TURTLES

There should be more caution signs about turtles. I’ve never had one jump in front of my car, but I’ve seen plenty making their way across the pavement. They don’t go too fast but they go pretty far. A friend of mine told me he keeps turtle gloves in his car to help the Testudines cross the road. Experts tell us that the best thing to do is put them where they are headed, beyond the pavement and reach of […]

21 Jun 2021

MOM

“It’s not a head shop, it’s a boutique.” Mom owns the Woodstock Trading Company in Cherry Hill. It’s nestled between corporate stores, strip malls, gas stations and fast food joints along Marlton Pike. There’s an old hearse with four flat tires in the driveway and a carving of one of the Grateful Dead dancing bears in the front yard. Who wouldn’t want to stop in? A sign at the front door asks us to be careful when entering. Please don’t […]

20 Jun 2021

ROAD SONG

This road has inspired a thousand songs of lament and sadness. It is tucked away in rural Montgomery County, PA off an unremarkable county road. It draws weary singer/song writer pilgrims from around the world. They come to walk it’s length and feel its influence. They come to immerse themselves in its atmosphere. They absorbed the feelings the name implies. They find themselves sinking into depression. Into isolation, cutting themselves off from joy, ready to compose. Friggin’ nutcases if you […]

19 Jun 2021

GOOD HUMOR

Talk about a consistent brand. The Good Humor look created almost 100 years ago is still cool, today. I love the trucks and the big freezer with the thick walls and special hatches you reach into to get ice cream. I never noticed the symbol on the hat before. It’s got wings.

18 Jun 2021

GORGE CHALLENGE

Eat 109 pounds of meat in one hour and win $2000. You can bring some friends so you each only need to eat about 11 pounds. Imagine taking a week or two worth of food and swallowing all of it within about an hour. I suppose that works fine if you are a python. If you break it down it’s the equivalent of eating a meatball every twenty seconds. I don’t know if anyone ever won it and survived. If […]

17 Jun 2021

SPAGHETTI SPECIALIST

Where do all these wires go? It’s a tangle of colored wires coming from somewhere and going somewhere. They are all part of the legacy system affectionately known as POTS, Plain Old Telephone System. Your landline phone (if you still have one) is literally connected by a line (a wire) that runs along the land to other wires that connect to other phones.. I’ve wired phones in my house. There are only a few wires and it took me a […]

16 Jun 2021

GENEROSITY

People are generally pretty generous and giving. If we have plenty of what we need we are happy to share with others. Sometimes we think we should get something in return (money!!) but often our heart goes out to those in need and we offer our valuables with no expectation of reciprocity.

15 Jun 2021

WHOSE TURF?

It’s not a fair race. Not even close. One could never beat the other.Which one wins depends on where the race is held. A road or a muddy field? Get your bets in.

14 Jun 2021

KITTY KARE

We live in a world of service. Many people recognizing needs and fulfilling them. Sometimes we may not even know we have a need until someone offers to help. A couple of astute entrepreneurs saw something that some people need but haven’t yet realized. Cats have feelings and can benefit from some positive attention. Their owners may benefit, too.