Get Your Hand Santa-tizer Ready for the Big Guy

Will he be wearing a mask? Will he be using hand sanitizer as he goes from house to house? Will he have to quarantine himself before he starts his journey? Will he have to get a special exemption to be able to fly? I’m sure parents are getting a whole new set of questions about … Continue reading Get Your Hand Santa-tizer Ready for the Big Guy

Thanksgiving Fun Facts: TV Dinners and Mr. Potato Head

In a strange coincidence, I heard two origin stories today, both related to the Thanksgiving holiday. The first has to do with a comment my oldest son made about the creation of TV dinners. According to the most widely accepted account, a Swanson salesman named Gerry Thomas conceived the company’s frozen dinners in late 1953 … Continue reading Thanksgiving Fun Facts: TV Dinners and Mr. Potato Head

Oxford Dictionary’s Word(s) of the Year

Every year since 2004, Oxford Dictionary has announced its choice for Word of the Year. According to Wikipedia, the Word of the Year need not have been coined within the past twelve months but it does need to have become prominent or notable during that time. There is no guarantee that the Word of the … Continue reading Oxford Dictionary’s Word(s) of the Year

Little kids shouldn’t have a monopoly on laughing

In this week’s Pinkcast, Dan looks at the lack of humor in our life as we get older. Research has shown that there are many benefits to humor and laughter but the problem is there’s not much laughter in the world of business. The chart above shows laughter dropping off just about the time we … Continue reading Little kids shouldn’t have a monopoly on laughing

Music Monday: Songs for Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving week and what better way to celebrate Music Monday than by sharing a couple of Thanksgiving related songs. First a little humor: And this Johnny Cash classic: Happy Thanksgiving week!


I have written about Legos before, and I consider them the best toy of all time. And I’m sure we’ve all seen elaborate constructions built completely from Legos. But the story I just read on NPR about a 12-year-old boy who builds German football stadiums using Legos added another twist to the awesomeness of these … Continue reading LEGOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wish I could blame it on the drugs

But these were all conscious choices. Adam 12. The Munsters. King of queens (a personal favorite) Everybody loves Raymond. Seinfeld. Leave it to beaver. The Andy Griffith show. Friends. Total Gym infomercial. that’s a glimpse of what I’ve been doing in the two days since my surgery. i guess I just wanted some laughs and … Continue reading I wish I could blame it on the drugs

Happy 35th anniversary!

Our oldest son reminded us that today is the 35th anniversary of the our family’s favorite comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes. He even sent us the first strip from November 18, 1985 in his text message which is shown below: I then went back through my old blog posts and I discovered that I also … Continue reading Happy 35th anniversary!

Is your day sprinkled with time confetti?

Most people think of confetti as associated with some sort of celebration like a parade or wedding. That is not the case with time confetti, a coin termed by Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, to describe all the small scraps of free time she experienced in a … Continue reading Is your day sprinkled with time confetti?

Much ado about nothing

It was literally over in 10 seconds. I have surgery scheduled for this coming Tuesday and as part of the process I have to get a Covid test. After a few administrative hiccups I was finally able to make an appointment a couple of days ago for a drive-through test this morning. I have to … Continue reading Much ado about nothing