Category: Laughs

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Opinion: The home improvement effect

I’m sitting in my “dining” room amidst what feels like a garage sale. To my right are a dresser from my son’s room and a fake bamboo tree from the front serves-no-purpose-whatsoever room.  To...

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Opinion: How sweet it is

At Phil Miller’s house in Greenfield, it’s “Sugar” this and “Sugar” that, but Phil is not sweet-talking his wife Terry of 36 years. (He has another nickname for her he won’t divulge.) He is...

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Opinion: Hunker Mentality

The magazine Stay Alive is not a veiled attempt to rejuvenate the career of the ’60s music group The Bee Gees. No, it is a periodical intended for people who are pretty darn sure...

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Opinion: Toy story

Phyllis Baskerville of Fortville needs a home. She is not homeless, but she fears that her prized collection of antique toys will be someday. I first met Phyllis in 2002 while doing a live...

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Opinion: Navigating uncharted territory

Of whom am I thinking?  They’re fond of acronyms like NSDA, IHSFA, and NFL, and use words like “interp,” “extemp,” and “sweepstakes.”  They spend their Saturdays participating in events like LD and OO and...

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Opinion: Who packs a bag of cereal?

My mother (also known as “Mom”) is visiting from LaGrange County, and as usual it’s hilarious. Actually, I notice that the older Mom gets the more hilarious it becomes. For example, here’s what she...

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Opinion: Needing another coat!

My wife and I try as often as possible to engage in snappy repartee, often peppering each other with questions like these: Are we better off with stocks or bonds? Should we take social...

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Opinion: Stop needing me!

Sometimes I just don’t want to be needed.  Maybe it’s this particular week or maybe it’s that I’m still adjusting to the school routine, but I am literally about to shiv the next person...