Category: Dick Wolfsie

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...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: A faithful companion

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie Garrison Keillor performed his final “Prairie Home Companion” episode last week, capping things off with a goodbye visit to Lake Wobegon, his mythical hometown where “all the women are strong, all the...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Column: Asleep at the wheel

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie I have tried many things over the years to get a better night’s sleep. I once took Ambien but when I woke up in the morning, I discovered I had...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Georgia still on my mind

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie My wife and I recently returned from a very relaxing vacation in Savannah, Ga. Life there seemed so serene that I began to wonder if I would have been better...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Sitting pretty

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie What has happened to the art of sitting? People nowadays don’t just sit, but they have to be involved in some activity like emailing, blogging, tweeting, reading or watching TV....

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Aerating grievances

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie The men who live in my cul-de-sac aerate their lawns. I’m telling you this because there’s a good chance that because of this unnecessary demonstration of male virility, I may...