A Christmas Carl

My name is Eben, Eben Miser. Eben is short for Ebenezer. The name is Hebrew origin, meaning "stone of help." Eben Miser, that's me, and this is my Christmas story. To begin with, you must understand Carl was dead. He died seven years ago this very eve. Christmas Eve, 2034. Without this information, the story [...]

By |2022-02-05T13:58:52+00:00November 26th, 2021|Humor|Comments Off on A Christmas Carl

My Kayak Adventure

This is the story of my one and only kayak adventure. In the summer of 2021, I drove to Florida to spend time with both of my daughters and their families. My first visit was with my eldest daughter Dawna, Dr. O’Brien. She and her husband are empty nesters and have become avid RVers. (Is [...]

By |2021-11-05T13:45:12+00:00November 5th, 2021|Humor|Comments Off on My Kayak Adventure

Falling Leaves, a Fire Pit, and a Fireman 

This is a true story about falling leaves, a fire pit, and a fireman. Our backyard is at the bottom of a wooded hill. When autumn arrives, the leaves fall, covering our yard. I don't mind. It's beautiful. The wooded hill attracted us to the home. So, I mow and rake and mow and rake [...]

By |2021-10-28T14:10:38+00:00October 28th, 2021|Humor|Comments Off on Falling Leaves, a Fire Pit, and a Fireman 

The Other Right

As far back as I can remember, I’ve been directionally challenged. As a young boy, I would write in the air with my right hand to determine left from right. To this day, I occasionally catch myself holding an imaginary pencil in my right hand when told to look, turn, or face right or left. [...]

By |2021-10-21T11:31:42+00:00October 21st, 2021|Humor|Comments Off on The Other Right

The Day Princeville Got Egged

The story I’m about to share is true. Although, you’d be hard-pressed to verify it. You see, the local media in Princeville, Indiana, kept what happened that day secret. The story took place in 1972 when the primary news outlet for the small town was the local newspaper. The Princeville Ledger didn’t report the incidents [...]

By |2021-10-15T16:49:55+00:00April 1st, 2021|Humor|Comments Off on The Day Princeville Got Egged

An Easy-to-Use New Year’s Resolution Fill in the Blank Form

It’s that time o’ year! Time to make your traditional New Year’s resolution. Creating a realistic resolution hasn’t always been easy for me. For example, in 2012, I resolved to publish my first book by the end of the year. It was published three years later in 2015. Sigh. I wasn’t prepared to meet the [...]

By |2022-01-12T11:32:54+00:00December 31st, 2020|Humor|Comments Off on An Easy-to-Use New Year’s Resolution Fill in the Blank Form

Spend Your Dollars Wisely

Yesterday, I received an invitation to our homeowner's association annual meeting. I have not attended for three years. The last meeting I attended was a budget meeting. The word "budget" was spelled "buget." Maybe it's French, as in, "boo – jeh." The board spent over an hour discussing where to get the funds for snow [...]

By |2021-10-15T16:54:17+00:00November 16th, 2020|Humor, Sales and Marketing|Comments Off on Spend Your Dollars Wisely

But…But…the Internet’s down!?

I work from home. I manage several social media accounts, and I write four or five blogs a week, various case studies, workbooks, web copy, and some fiction. I have a system. I'm organized. I get stuff done. But today, Tuesday 11/11/20, the internet's down. Noooooo! The Internet's down! What about my Smartphone?  Well, yes, technically, [...]

By |2021-11-07T13:05:31+00:00November 12th, 2020|Humor|2 Comments

My Top 6 Self-Quarantine Hacks

All my life, I’ve looked for ways to overcome obstacles, find a method to improve something I didn’t like, to save waste, or save money, or both. Today, we know these as hacks. I, like many, have been hacking for a long time. My recent hacks have mostly been driven by COVID-19. Here are a [...]

By |2021-10-15T16:54:33+00:00November 5th, 2020|Humor, Just for Fun|Comments Off on My Top 6 Self-Quarantine Hacks

My Top Ten Indicators that Winter Has Arrived

Okay, I know I'm early but winter will be here before you know it. I just want you to ready. When you know my top ten indicators that winter has arrived you can go into the season prepared. As some of you might know, I love winter. I love it almost as much as I [...]

By |2021-10-15T16:54:45+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Humor|Comments Off on My Top Ten Indicators that Winter Has Arrived
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