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The silly season for birds

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The silly season for birds

I’ve got crosses of masking tape on all the windows of the house to stop birds from flying into them. Unfortunately the robins mistake these X’s for runway markings.  At the beginning of June they’re naturally excited – nesting, mating and flying off in all directions like somebody spiked the Hummingbird feeder.  Now, late in […]

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Never browse a flea market on a bit of a buzz

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Never browse a flea market on a bit of a buzz

Scientific studies are constantly proving that as long as aging brains stay active and gather new information they continue to function soundly. In light of this, you may find the reading of this column a good opportunity of learning. The lesson: never browse a flea market after you’ve had a few beers. The problem is […]

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Kids – the shortest stand-up comics of them all

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Kids – the shortest stand-up comics of them all

We have a comedian in the family. Michael is 13 years of age, looks like Mike Myers and has the stand-up style of Henny Youngman. “Take my sister,” he’d say. “No, seriously, please take her with you.” Recently he set his grandmother up on Skype in more ways than one. After he walked her through […]

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