Gratitude is very popular these days. Especially this week since it’s Thanksgiving. I’m not against gratitude and I even have some, but the smart-ass, non-compliant, rebel in me is crawling out. Continue reading A Hater’s Thanksgiving
That may be a weird title, but it’s much better than: My Wife Is Dumpster Fire. If I had posted a piece with that title, my next post would probably be called: My Wife Has Filed For Divorce. Continue reading My Wife Is A Camp Fire
A humorous but reality-based look at how we’ve over-improved the public bathroom experience. Continue reading Overflow: Our Bathrooms Are Too Nice?
I was sitting at my kitchen table working yesterday afternoon, trying to tie up the last few items before closing my laptop and going to get my kids when the doorbell rang. It was the <ding-dong><ding-dong><ding-dong> of repeated bell pushes used most frequently by the 7-years-old and under set. So I wasn’t surprised to find the 6-year-old twins from four doors down the street hanging … Continue reading The Inspiration to Write: A Short Vignette
It’s bad enough we’re culturally addicted to gas, but it’s even worse when we act like idiots at the pump. Continue reading Old Man Rant: Gassholes & Car Alarms
Once I turned 50, I started venting my frustration at the irritations of life. It felt good, so I kept doing it. I call these periodic and hopefully humorous verbal tantrums Old Man Rants. Continue reading Old Man Rants: Checks, Drug & Rock n Roll
I think every one of my dad’s sermons that I’ve heard or read opened with a bit of humor or personal story. It was his way of connecting – enticing the audience to want to listen and maybe even exhale a bit so they could take something deeper in. My dad was a Presbyterian pastor for 40 years. So he kept a well curated stack … Continue reading Tips on Love
With January upon us, what better way to start the year than by convincing ourselves the movements of indifferent heavenly objects hundreds of millions miles away, oblivious to our existence, are actually enacting a well-designed choreography designed to guide our every decision. ARIES ♈️ : Now is a good time to rekindle old friendships, restraining orders be damned. Taurus ♉️: Opportunity will knock this month, … Continue reading Your Wise and Shine January Horoscope
It’s Tuesday! That means we’ve posted a new podcast. In this episode, I have a cool conversation with Jack Canfora, one of Wise & Shine’s writers and our resident humorist. We discuss writing, blogging, the writing process, humor, and sundry related topics. Check it out. Show Notes: About the participants: Troy Headrick started writing before he could actually write. He’d dictate stories to his mother … Continue reading New Podcast!
The frustrations of life, spouted off for your amusement. Continue reading Old Man Rant: Episode #1 of Many
By Jack Canfora Apologies for my absence. The good news is my online theater company, New Normal Rep, starts streaming today and runs through April 4th (www.newnormalrep.org) The first play is mine! Help me fill the gaping hole in my psyche that only the approval of strangers can fill! Forgive the plug, but that’s also why I’ve been absent for so long. working the play … Continue reading A Sudden Glory
When you think about joy what comes into your mind first? For me, it’s a smile. Besides joy, humor can bring that same smile on our faces if not a bigger one. Even when it’s serious, humor makes it better. Can you think about bad situation that cannot be improved with humor? Of course, it needs to be well placed and it shouldn’t offend anyone, … Continue reading Humor Makes Everything Better