encountering apricity

Apricity is an archaic term, long out of use, meaning warmth from the winter sun. It’s been around since the 1600s when Henry Cockeram added the word to his cleverly titled reference book The English Dictionary; or, An Interpreter of Hard English Words. The expression, however, never really caught on with the general public. It should … Continue reading encountering apricity


we’re so done for

Get this, a new Gallup poll ranks Sideshow Don as the second most admired man in America. Good God, what has happened to our standards? We used to admire the admirable. You know, heroic, deserving types who actually accomplished things. Guys like John Glenn. Lou Gehrig. Jonas Salk. Robert Mueller. I’m drawing a blank on … Continue reading we’re so done for

oh, boy, look what we got for christmas

A fully unraveled lunatic in the White House. I want to know who put that on their Christmas list. Come on, who? It was probably that bloodless organism known as Stephen ‘Spray- on-Hair’ Miller, right? No, wait, I’ll bet it was Vlad the Installer. Yeah, he’s the one who installed that psychotic moron in the … Continue reading oh, boy, look what we got for christmas

googling an idiot

The GOP, in case it isn’t apparent, is offended. That bitter mob of aged white dudes in DC has taken great umbrage to the fact their beloved President, Sideshow Don, is widely considered an idiot. However, this same Republican party regularly goes to great lengths to vilify and demonize, disenfranchise and marginalize us, the 99%, casting … Continue reading googling an idiot

the truth about retirement planning

Financial experts advise you to prepare for 18 years of retirement, at a minimum. They suggest you plan accordingly, financially- speaking. So I sat myself down, did some quick calculating, crunched the numbers and, voilá, I’m reasonably confident I’ll make it to lunch. The shocker is, I’m okay with that. A lavish lifestyle as a geezer … Continue reading the truth about retirement planning