NUMBER, PLEASE

I’d like to share a few numbers with you: 4927262920202826 5736282018082727 9284748495483838 These are some of the tracking numbers for the Christmas gifts I bought online over the past few months. I copied and pasted the figures into the UPS or FedEx websites to be sure they were on the way. By the way, those…

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Wolfsies ask themselves if they’ve seen this show before

My wife and I were starting to watch a Netflix series when I said: “This looks familiar. Have we seen it before?” “I’m not sure, Dick. But if we have seen it, I don’t want to watch another eight episodes. That would be a big waste of time.” “But I don’t remember how it ends,…

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Wolfsie talks of surfing the internet ’til you drop

I did something this year for the first time in the history of my 40-year marriage. I guess I was going through a kind of (late) mid-life crisis and I needed a little novelty in my life. I had heard that unless I was careful, I could end up with a bad virus. That was…

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Passing remarks for those who have passed on

At the end of each year, news stations recount notable people who passed away during the previous 12 months. I’d like to mention a few who meant a great deal to me… Baseball lost a treasure in 2021. In 1974, Henry Aaron slugged career homerun number 715, eclipsing Babe Ruth’s record after 39 years.  Aaron…

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From Dick . . .

I began writing this weekly column in December of 1999, crafting almost 1,100 essays over 22 years. One of the great pleasures in my life is to receive a note from a reader thanking me for giving them a smile. Some forward my column to friends around the country, but my favorite compliment is when…

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A look back at happenings of this year – part 2

Here is Part Two of my look back on the people, places and peculiarities that made it into my column in 2021. To the various streaming services that have made it difficult for the Wolfsies to stay friends with anyone who doesn’t subscribe to the same options we do: This makes it tough to find…

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A look back at happenings of this year – part 1

Every year about this time, I look back with appreciation at the people, places and predicaments that made it into my column during the past 12 months. Here is Part One. So, thanks to… My brother-in law Tom, who last Christmas gave me an Apple watch: I am not tech savvy, but Tom told me…

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She asks me not to roost in just any room

Mary Ellen and I have a standing argument—literally, a standing argument. She claims that the first thing I do when I enter a room is sit down.  “That makes you seem old,” she said, “and I know you are concerned about not portraying that image.”  Which surprised me, because I always thought it was my…

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