Author Archives: markhal

Entry 873: Thoughts and Prayers National Monument

Three U.S. Representatives from Central Florida have introduced a bill that would make the Pulse nightclub in Orlando a national monument, just like the Grand Canyon, George Washington’s Birthplace and the Mill Springs Battlefield Well, maybe “just like” is the … Continue reading

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Entry 872: Don’t Try This Home at Home

A few years ago, I did a post about all the stuff I’ve ordered from Amazon since my first purchase in 1996. I ended that piece with a joke about getting my next house from Amazon. Well, I’m happy to … Continue reading

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Entry 871: Fun With Spam

So I went a few days without emptying my spam folder, and you’d be surprised how many offers and opportunities had built up. Many people wanted to lend me money, even if I have bad credit. That’s awfully nice of … Continue reading

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Entry 870: AOC is A-OK

When the 2019 U.S. Congress began, there were 89 freshpeople in the House of Representatives. By that, I do not mean that they were rude, or that they were picked just as they got ripe. I mean that they were … Continue reading

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Entry 869: . . . and the Funeral Service Has a 2-Drink Minimum

It’s time once again to visit one of my favorite subjects: what to do with dead people. I have written about this topic so often that folks might wonder if some sort of therapy could be in order. But, really, … Continue reading

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Entry 868: I Bet They Really Know the Alphabet By Now

Our granddaughter Sydney, who just turned one year old, has a lot of toys. Most of them fall into one of two categories: Toys with many pieces. Toys that talk. Both categories are annoying, but today I’d like to talk … Continue reading

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Entry 867: Happy Birthday, Syd

Well, today is our granddaughter Sydney’s first birthday and she’s going to have a party tomorrow. It’s going to be a surprise party because, at one year old, pretty much everything is a surprise. I mean, at that age, you … Continue reading

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