Smell the Roses

February 4, 2013
I've written before about stinky aliens, but I just got some interesting information about flower-scented ghosts. I was chatting with someone after a meeting, and somehow the topic of ghosts came up. He told me this story. He was riding... continued

Football Voodoo

January 29, 2013
I've long been amused by the way seemingly hard-headed men seem to go slightly crazy when it comes to football. We have a friend who's an internationally-known lawyer who has begged Whitley not to watch NFL games when his favorite... continued

Evil Wheat

January 21, 2013
Seven years ago, I wrote a diary called Evil Corn. Now I'm addressing Evil Wheat. After I discovered I'm a Type II diabetic, I lost 100 pounds (took me 3 years!) on a low-carb diet, and I still treat wheat... continued

Baby With the Bath Water

January 12, 2013
In the wake of what is only the LATEST massacre in a US school, the head of the NRA (National Rifle Association) gave a speech that emphasized the violence we tolerate--even enjoy--in our media--movies, TV and video games. He suggested... continued


January 2, 2013
I'm writing this after opening my Christmas presents, and getting some things I didn't like, some things I'm indifferent to, and some things I really love. In other words, a typical Christmas morning. Over the years, I've decided that males... continued

Another Medical Miracle

December 21, 2012
I've learned about yet another miracle. This keeps happening to me, and I don’t really know why, but I truly treasure these moments--when someone confides something to me which cannot be categorized, but which REALLY HAPPENED. It all happened in... continued

The Christmas Spirit

December 12, 2012
Christmas is a feeling, more than anything. Whether or not we celebrate the date of Jesus' birth in the right month (we don't) or if the Bible describes the scene correctly (most theologians say it doesn't), we want to feel... continued

Shunt Stories

December 6, 2012
I'm aging fairly gracefully, but I have to admit it: I have horrible hair. When I was in the hospital 8 years ago, I had a shunt put into my head, and I'll have that shunt in there forever, probably,... continued


November 29, 2012
Whitley and I just celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary. It's kind of hard to believe we've been together so long: I realized that we've been married to each other for over half our lives. We've had our fights (who hasn't?),... continued

Get Your Own Sex Life

November 24, 2012
The news has been rife with sex scandals lately--something you'd think our society would finally be mature enough to shrug off. The affair of General David Petraus, and the somehow related affair of General John Allen, don't make sense to... continued