Author: dickwolfsie

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Opinion: More TV gripes

A few weeks ago I wrote a column about the cliché story lines on cop shows. But limiting my criticism to police dramas was a crime. Here’s what else drives me nuts in shows:...

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Opinion: Auto neurotic

I purchased a new car last week, the first in almost 10 years. It comes with a 250-page instruction book, plus three additional manuals to guide you through the high-tech accessories, but there is...

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Opinion: Spin cycle: It’s a wash!

“It has always been my contention that a laundromat, not the singles bar, is the best place to meet your soulmate.” That sentence above was written by me, back when I was still single...

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Opinion: TV daze!

Back in the ’50s, I’d plop down in front of the TV and watch shows like “Gunsmoke,” “What’s My Line,” or “The Jack Benny Program.” Deciding what to watch was simple. I looked through...

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Opinion: Book for seniors or dummies?

I didn’t see the point of owning another electronic gadget, especially since I am still unskilled in the smart phone and computer I already have. Then I saw iPad For Seniors, For Dummies. I...

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Opinion: How I learned to book

Mary Ellen and I are attending an alumni dinner at George Washington University in DC. My wife booked the airfare but asked me to make the hotel reservations. I find discount websites like Expedia, Priceline, and Travelocity very confusing, but I...

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Opinion: Pants on fire

When I show up to see my CPA at tax time, Clare clears her desk so I can spread out all my shoeboxes filled with receipts. First, she asks how much income I had...

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Opinion: Predictability on TV

I like TV shows about crime, but over the years I have found that there are number of recurrent themes in these law enforcement programs that drive me crazy. Here are a few examples:...

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Opinion: Waging a good marriage

Everybody throws the word “bet” around. “Mary Ellen, I bet we’re going to be late again.” Or, “Dick, I bet that burger has 50 grams of fat.” I enjoy a good wager every once...

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Opinion: Sounds of violence

The disorder is called misophonia. Sounds like what you feel when you can’t find your cellular device. So what is it? Well, if you have misophonia, you’re not going to like the sound of this....