Author: dickwolfsie

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Opinion: The gift of Christmas

We all grew up with different Christmas traditions. Mine was unique because both my family was Jewish. But mother always put up a Christmas tree – not as a religious symbol, but just to celebrate the holiday season. Since my Dad’s...

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Opinion: Present company included

Time again to save you the trouble of reading through this year’s holiday edition of the “Hammacher Schlemmer” catalog. These are actual gift selections from their brochure… The Best Talking Watch: This is the perfect gift...

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Opinion: Enjoying a little Guinness

What’s the longest known chest hair? The heaviest pumpkin on record? Or the longest time a person ever whistled? See a list of these superlatives by reading the newest edition of the Guinness World Records Book....

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Opinion: No thanks, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is still a couple of weeks away and I’m already annoyed at all the advice that is going to be stuffed down our throats about not stuffing a lot of stuff down our...

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Opinion: More bathroom humor

Prior to beginning our home renovations, I had never been in my wife’s bathroom. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to pay an occasional visit to her private domain; I just didn’t know the...

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Opinion: Seat of learning

“Are you asleep?” screamed my wife from the bottom of the stairs. I was taking my traditional 2 p.m. siesta at the time. “Not anymore,” I said. She came upstairs and told me a truck had...

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Opinion: Ethical times

Because I am originally a New Yorker, I still read the “New York Times” every Sunday morning. My favorite column is “The Ethicist,” written by several well-known philosophers —not well known to me, but apparently very...

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Opinion: Feeling flush

For more than three months, I totally avoided offering any input into our kitchen remodeling. If I had contributed my ideas we would not have had an appliance garage, where we currently park our...