Tom Purcell

Yet another regrettable outcome of the 2016 election: Divorce

Get this: According to The New York Times, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump. The Times featured ...

How to get Americans to watch the Olympics

Fewer Americans are watching the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. I offer a solution. As it goes, reports The Christian Science Monitor, only 26.5 million ...

Comatose

"Where am I?" asked the man from his hospital bed. "You were in a freak accident," said the doctor. "You've been comatose since 1986." "Since 1986?" said ...

When parents go rogue at sporting events for kids

It was the championship game and, after a long tournament series, both the fans and players were showing signs of strain. A batter was at the ...

How the trivial & entertaining mask real issues

"Can you believe Melania Trump used some of the same words in her Republican convention speech that First Lady Michelle Obama used in one of ...

Late-night comedians on Trump & Clinton

This presidential campaign is the nuttiest in my lifetime but at least America is maintaining its sense of humor. Late-night comics have found a treasure trove ...

Nostalgic for the drive-in theater

Here's something I miss more each summer: the drive-in movie theater. It's a uniquely American creation, after all. According to Kerry Segrave, author of "Drive-in Theaters: A ...

Beware of distracted drivers this summer

As you hit the roadways this summer, here's a safety tip to keep in mind: Beware of distracted drivers. According to Distraction.gov, the official U.S. government ...

Remembering our history one war memorial at a time

I became angry when I saw the neglected World War II memorial. The stone tribute sits on a triangular piece of property at the junction of ...

Memories of a 1970s dog

A thread on the question-and-answer website Quora discussed the stark differences between dog ownership in the 1970s compared with today. That made me remember the time ...

The benefits of not working from home

I don't care what the new study has found. Working from home is getting old for me. The study, by TinyPulse, finds that full-time workers who ...