Comic Belief: To Err Is Human

We all make mistakes. That’s why there are erasers on pencils, reverse gears in cars, delete keys on computers, U-turns and summer school. One of my favorite presidents was Gerald Ford. One reason that I liked him was that he was a lousy golfer. The newscasts often showed clips of people being hit by his […]

Comic Belief: Battling the Blues

Life has its great times, its average times, and its rough times. Mountains always have valleys. The old preacher said, “Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down, and sometimes I’m almost to the ground.” Usually we feel as if we’re on the fast track, and other times on the slow track, but sometimes we feel as […]

Comic Belief: The ‘Bear Facts’ of Fear

I went to college at a small, conservative school. My dad wanted me there because it was supposedly 100 miles from any known sin. Part of the process for freshmen was Rat Week. Each freshman was assigned to a rat-daddy, a sophomore, and the freshman had to do everything he said the first semester. It […]

Comic Belief: Dead Ends and Runways

John Madden, the famed sportscaster, used to crisscross the country many times each fall by bus because he was afraid of flying. There’s a lot of fear in this world. I sat beside a lady on a plane who had never flown before, and she was scared to death. She was very excited when she […]

Comic Belief: Eating Frogs

Procrastination can lead to discouragement and depression. We put off doing something, and then it gets bigger and more difficult, so we put it off again. Our philosophy is, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow.” The molehill becomes a mountain, and you’re really depressed. My advice […]

Comic Belief: Good and Angry

When a golfer was asked why he bought a new putter, he said, “The old one didn’t float.” We live in what some people call the age of rage. What about your anger? Do people call you Old Faithful at work — not because you show up everyday but because you blow up every week? […]

Comic Belief: Calling All Dads

Being a father is like playing golf: It’s time consuming, expensive, frustrating, and full of hazards. The phone company reports that calls made on Father’s Day are growing faster than those on Mother’s Day. The company apologized for the delay in compiling this statistic. Everything slowed down because of the extra billing; most of the […]

Comic Belief: Time with Mom Is a Pit Stop in the Race of Life

After an elementary teacher taught a science lesson on magnets, she gave her students a quiz to see how much they had learned. One of the questions read, “My name starts with M. I have six letters and I pick up things. What am I?” Half the class answered with the six-letter word: “Mother.” Thank […]

Comic Belief: ’Tis the Season to Be Chubby

Most of us gain a little weight over the holidays. Last year my New Year’s resolution was to lose some weight. Like most people, the second week of a diet is the easiest — because by then I’m off the diet. Many times I go on two diets at the same time so I can […]

Comic Belief: You’ve Got Personality

Even as infants, our personalities are evident. Some babies are quiet, calm and submissive. Others seem to be born with a baseball cap on backwards saying: “Make me.” There are two types of personalities: Type A and Type B. Type A’s have a hard time relaxing. One guy’s New Year’s resolution was: “I’m going to […]