151 articles

What do you Want to Be?

By Gipp Forster on Jul 1, 2013

I got to thinking the other day (I do that every now and then; it scares my wife) about how many occupations I have had from when I was very young, right up until now when I’m a little bit older than very young. Read more...

You've Got a Friend

By Gipp Forster on Mar 1, 2013

I had someone say to me the other day: “How are you, my friend?” I didn’t realize he considered me a friend, and I felt pretty good about that. Read more...


By Gipp Forster on Dec 31, 2012

I am often told that I look like Santa Claus. I’ve got the white beard and I’m rotund, but I certainly couldn’t lift a huge bag of toys and put them in a sleigh. Read more...

I Like Santa Claus

By Gipp Forster on Dec 1, 2012

I like Santa Claus. I’ve always liked Santa Claus. He doesn’t frighten me or threaten me. I know the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate it with a joyous heart. Read more...


By Gipp Forster on Nov 1, 2012

I’ve never been a skier or a tobogganist or an ice skater. I guess that’s because I hate snow! Read more...

Gone But Not Forgotten

By Gipp Forster on Oct 1, 2012

I hate throwing things away. It could be a used deck of cards, a “stretched-beyond-repair” sweater, an old suit or a well-worn pair of shoes. The list goes on and on. Read more...

The Uninvited Guest

By T. Marenda on Sep 18, 2012

All I wanted to do was clear a small area of the yard so I could plant a few tomatoes. I figured I'd break a sweat, maybe get a blister or two. What I didn't count on was the wrath of my home's deceased former owner. Read more...


By Barry Bowman on Sep 9, 2012

In case you haven’t realized it, WSHYGO- this non-committal declaration that someday we will have you guys over to our place (for what-drinks, dinner?) has infected our social discourse. This non-declarative gesture is usually hastily made upon parting after a quick chat on the street or at the grocery store, often shouted from a distance by your never-to-be host on the way out. This never affords us an opportunity to reply: “Sure, when!?” Read more...

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