Few appliances in the house demand such attention as the lowly (yet self- exalted) paper shredder.
That metallic clanging in the early morning calm...what sort of bird would be trying to drill through a metal gutter at this hour?
By golly, there is grass and pavement under all this snow after all!
Kids are always admonished to use their “indoors voice,” but nobody seems to have told those TV talk shows.
Somebody’s always trying to get you to try some food that is described as “it’s an acquired taste.” As if that’s a selling point!
Ignition? Check. Starter? Check. Brrrr!
Notice how often these awards shows have to be bleeped? Bleep! Bleep! Bleep! If only there were a fix for that...
When class is over, the kids in the band get to tote their instruments home. Which isn’t too bad if you play the flute, but what about...
No need to wait for the snowplow, as long as some brave driver has preceded you down the street and given you some ruts to follow.
When the to-do list is longer than the year it was written for, something’s gotta give!
2013 was a year to shout about, Kansas City. In a holiday tradition on the editorial page, this retrospective romp in verse was cooked up by The Star's resident versifier, Don Munday, and heartily endorsed by the editorial board.
On these cold days, heated seats in the car are a real blessing. Unless you can’t feel the heat.
It may not have been much snow after all, but even a little can be too much of a bad thing.
When they say who’s the smartest one in the room, I can rest assured they’re not talking about me.
Sitting at the table, waiting for the meal, texting here and there...
A sign at a government office says they’re closed for training of the staff. But not everyone, it seems, believes it.
Sitting at a red light proves the relativity of time. Let me present my theory.
How come so many of us have to walk, while others get a (luxurious) free ride?
As a restaurant customer, I’m as easy to please as they come. Just ask the server.
Sometimes I think I know the meaning of a word. But then, words tend to travel more than I do.