Three stages of birthdays

This is supposed to be a humorous, if not always hysterically funny, column. But lately there hasn’t been a lot of funny stuff going on the world. That’s why, after giving up on current events, I decided to to write a column on different aspects of birthdays.

Cakes and flip-flops

I baked a cake. I realize that to a lot of people, that is about as momentous as saying they woke up this morning.

Junk mail still going strong

The digital age has come up with its own form of junk mail, often called spam – a cruel insult to an innocent meat product that’s doing the best it can.

Cats and national security

It’s been a while since I’ve written about cats. I suppose it’s because I figured I had exhausted all angles of the cat situation. But I was wrong.

No pot, for now

Okay, so now we can apply for medical marijuana. Do I plan to do so? Well, no, I don’t have a condition that could be helped by the stuff.

I’ll just keep the allergies

I was checking the local pollen levels on the internet recently when a thought came to me – how long have we humans been so all-fired concerned with pollen levels, anyway?