Author: dickwolfsie

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: What a trip

My wife is planning a very exciting vacation to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. This was a big surprise to me. Not the vacation part, but the 35 years. I thought it was 34. Right...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Please go away

My wife is planning our summer vacation, which we will take in the fall. We took our spring vacation this summer. We got behind in 1984 and still haven’t caught up. I don’t have...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Call for an update

According to a national research firm, most people over 75 do not own a cell phone. This is in contrast to the millennials who admit that the first thing they do in the morning...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: “Mum Mum”

If my grandmother were alive today, she would be 125, and she would still, no doubt, be walking around in her six-inch-high heels, the ones she asked to be buried in—and she’d have a...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Hammacher Schlemmer, Part II

I was only half done making fun of the summer edition of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog last week when my column ended. Here’s a look at some of my other favorite gift choices. WORLD’S...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Shop early

The summer edition of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog arrived in the mail the other day, just in time for Christmas (or was it too late for Christmas?) All great stuff for me – not...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Jet stream

I keep a clipboard next to my bed where I attach newspaper articles, snippets from magazines, photos, anything that might be an inspiration for my next column. If I still can’t think of anything...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Mail ego

I don’t like things going on in my house while I’m sleeping. I hear my refrigerator doing its own maintenance when I leave the room. No one has ever fully explained to me what...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Class act

My throat was sore, I was exhausted and my legs were killing me. I don’t recommend anyone doing what I did this past week, certainly not at my age: teaching high school for one...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: My main squeeze

I love juice. All kinds of juice. We bought one of those expensive juicers – so every morning I stick in a banana, half an apple, some grapes and a pear. Then I push...