Category: Dick Wolfsie

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Turn for the worse

Commentary by Dick Wolfise I seem to have a great deal of trouble turning things off. Turning them on? No sweat. Light switches, blenders, lamps, ovens, and fans are a breeze — especially the...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Cramping my style

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie I have leg cramps. In the middle of the night, I jump out of bed screaming, brace myself against the side of the headboard and push down on the ball...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: In a league of their own

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie There’s a picture in my office of my All-Star Little League team from New Rochelle, New York, back in 1959. All of us were posed in our uniforms, bound for...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Playing chicken

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie What’s better than rotisserie chicken? It’s inexpensive, tasty and relatively healthful, a win-win all the way around…and around, and around. But Mary Ellen and I don’t rotisserize our own. We prefer...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Card carrying card carrier

I have always wanted to collect something no one else in the world collects. Over the years at Channel 8, I interviewed people with odd collections: a man with thousands of different sugar packets,...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Party pooper

By Dick Wolfsie Recently, I was taken aback by a question my wife posed on our way to a movie: “Dick, next year, do you want a surprise party for your 70th birthday?” “Excuse me?”...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: The many uses for floss

I have steadfastly accepted as fact anything preceded by the words “They say….”   They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day; they say you should drink seven glasses of water daily; they...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion:  Pailing by comparison

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie When I see publications at the hardware store promoting handyman projects, I wish I were more adept in my workshop (not that I have one). I peruse the rack, knowing...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Refusing to budget

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie When we first got married, Mary Ellen toyed with the idea of a budget, but when she realized that saving money required not spending as much, the idea lost a...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Staring down a bad habit

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie Just once in 38 years, I’d like to hear Mary Ellen say something like: “Dick has this terrific habit of changing his underwear every day.” Generally, the word habit is...