Author: Jay Mitchell

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Laws Abiding

I saw a road sign the other day that got me to thinking: “Obey All Laws.” First, good tip. Second, when you think about it, that is a tremendous responsibility to give an ordinary...

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Universal Truth

I got to thinking the other day about the universe and stuff. (The aforesaid thinking might have had something to do with medical marijuana – I think the “doctor” diagnosed me with “bees knees,”...

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Last Call

When you’re a kid, your grandmother is all-knowing. I remember to this day her timeless wisdom on what seemed to be an inexhaustible supply of subjects. (Of course, when you compare grandmother-wisdom notes with...

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Assault on Battery

All these years we thought it merely coincidence that all of the low-battery alarms shrieked by all of the bad-stuff detectors in our homes seem to go off in the middle of the night....

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Emails to Friends

An email in response to the news from friends who were moving to San Diego: Ezra and Ada,* Had not heard you moved – congratulations! San Diego is a great city, and will be...

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Holiday Fun Updated

For as long as I’ve been married, my wife and I — well, just I, since Sharon rarely participates in my alarmingly-frequent bouts of lunacy — share two holiday traditions (well, three, if you count dusting...

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Too Much Time

I’ll admit it: I spend way too much time on graphics. I obsess over the little frosting-on-the-cake figures that accompany the stories and articles in my newsletter. But it goes beyond that: to let...

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Free to Good Home

You never can tell when inspiration is going to strike. You also never know when inspiration is going to strike out, but that is another – and for me, all too common – story....

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The New Math Path to Riches

Just after my last post, I was going through this blog, basking in the glory of the awesome creativity displayed herein – which in itself is further evidence of the dementia of which Sharon...