VIEW from the BLEACHERS

My personal search for signs of intelligent life in the universe and in my neighborhood

A humor blog

by Tim Jones, BA, JD, MBA, ESQ, FAQ, INC, LOL, WTF, UBU, IDK, ETC

Where Did My Day Go?

Where Did My Day Go?

When I was in my forties, I routinely worked 55-hour weeks and still found time to take an active part in raising our two young daughters. I even worked out for an hour five nights a week. Somehow, I got it all done. I’m now 65, with way more time on my hands than back then. But I never seem to get everything done anymore. Not even remotely. Where does the time go?

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The New Rules of Texting

The New Rules of Texting

I recently sent my 26-year-old daughter a text message that deeply upset her. I wrote, “I love you. Hope you can come home soon.” My mistake? I used a period – which nowadays, according to young people, implies you’re angry and being demanding. Learn about other new rules about texting – before you alienate everyone under the age of 30.

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Trump Announces Heightened Election Security Measures

Trump Announces Heightened Election Security Measures

In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, alarm bells have gone off about the possibility of rampant voter fraud. Those alarm bells have mostly been set off by President Trump himself. So, he’s taken quick executive action to ensure a fair election, by which he means he wins.

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My 15 Minutes of Infamy

My 15 Minutes of Infamy

Several years ago, my sister Betsy was interviewed on NBC’s Today Show by Katie Couric, with her two young twin boys. To really explain how in the world my sister ended up on national TV, we need to go back to a day nine years earlier when I took my then-pregnant sister on a car ride that would eventually lead her to national celebrity.

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Travels With Grumpy

Travels With Grumpy

I have this teddy bear. His name is Grumpy. He’s gone on many a vacation with me over the past forty years. Kind or hard to explain. But he’s been a loyal, accommodating, quiet traveling companion for all this time – until now. Grumpy has a few things he wants to get off his chest. I didn’t know stuffed animals could do that.

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A Matter of Time

A Matter of Time

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I was thinking about the notion of time. While I was watching prime time TV, I had some spare time to think about it, and it occurred to me that life is a race against time. Now, you may say I’m behind the times, but I advise you to read this column – while there’s still time.

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