Monthly Archives: June 2013

Churning Lawyers Part II

I’ve got an idea to make us some really easy money. Take that little boy of yours shopping and buy him some fancy girls’ clothes. Let his hair grow long and dress him up real pretty. When you take him … Continue reading

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Women and Minorities Are Strongly Encouraged To Apply . . . .

  Statements within the text: “Note: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.” “The City of Milwaukee is an Affirmative Action employer” “Women, minorities and handicapped individuals are encouraged to apply”  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. … Continue reading

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Mammy Yokum and The American Way

The alternative usage of newspaper is as old as the print medium itself. In our family discarded newspaper was used to wrap countless things like garbage, fish entrails or vegetable peelings for later disposal. Old newspaper was often used as … Continue reading

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Polish Fest

On the road we spotted a small sign advertising this years’ Polish Fest. My brother said he’d gone to Polish Fest many years ago; so I allowed as how he’s been going to Polish Fest before Polish Fest was cool. … Continue reading

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A Writing Contest (Toys R Us)

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I Changed The Lyrics Without Your Permission

Written about 1913, this simple hymn by Clarence Herbert Woolston is a sweet, familiar, but outdated little ditty best and most poignantly done by a children’s choir. Unfortunately it reflects the racial labels and overtones of the times in which it … Continue reading

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Universal Health Care (Word Problems)

“I hate word problems!” – a phrase often heard expressing a child’s frustration in many an Elementary School math class. It wasn’t a personal bugaboo of mine however. In Word Problems you’d take a verbal proposition and convert it to … Continue reading

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