Correcting Your Behavior Since 2017

February 19, 2018

Sir, I really don't want to listen your whistling. I really don't. I understand that your heart is so happy that you feel inspired to express it to the world with your ear-piercing...

February 12, 2018

Throughout the works of Shakespeare (William, that is, not Ralph), we see countless examples of characters verbally sparring back and forth over any number of topics. And in those...

February 5, 2018

I often wonder how it is that someone with a glaringly obvious lack of writing talent acquires a position as . . . a writer. For some reason, this bad hiring practice (and painful...

January 29, 2018

I miss the simpler times. Phones made phone calls. Cameras took pictures. Maps showed where things were. And everyday transactions were relatively uncomplicated. 

Back then, making...

January 22, 2018

Happy Monday, all. Here's another repeat appearance of one of my favorite pieces from last year. Not to worry, I have plenty of new axes to grind. It's just that some gripes bear r...

January 15, 2018

Once again, a busier-than-usual schedule has led me to re-run one of my favorite columns from last year. For newcomers to this blog, this offers a chance to catch up on what you've...

January 8, 2018

The Curmudgeon is busier than usual, so I've decided to re-run one of my favorite columns from last year for those of you who hadn't yet discovered my blog when the column ran the...

January 1, 2018

Well, dear readers, by some unforeseen miracle, we've managed to drag ourselves—scarred, singed, bruised, bitter, and utterly exhausted—across the 2017 finish line and into the fir...

December 25, 2017

There's an inherent dishonesty in the agonizing stretch of time we Americans call "the holidays." It starts with Thanksgiving, a day requiring enough emotional suppression to keep...

December 18, 2017

I sigh in despair as I begin this week's re-enlightenment, because once again, it's difficult to believe I have to explain such things. Nevertheless, it is apparent from several re...

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