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Tissue issue? Help is a phone call away

Back in the days when American dads were building fallout shelters in their basements and backyards, I always wondered where the garbage would go during thermonuclear war. I ... read more...


My guy’s guys are better than your guy’s guys

It’s not my job to get my guy elected president. It’s his job to get himself elected president. As much as I like my guy, I’m not on his payroll. Every time I see something o... read more...


Divorce, Facebook style

A recent report states that Facebook was mentioned in one-third of all divorce cases in 2011. Oddly, the story didn’t say what was mentioned in the other two-thirds of divorce... read more...


Millionaires are a dime a dozen

A penthouse in Manhattan just sold for $90 million, which broke the record set last year when the 22-year-old daughter of a Russian billionaire spent $88 million on a Park Ave... read more...


What not to name the baby

Sophia was the No. 1 name for baby girls in 2011. It comes from the Greek word for “wisdom.” Jacob, the No. 1 name for boys, has its roots in the Bible. Mason, the No. 2 name ... read more...


Technology is wonderful – when it works

My computer is blazing fast. They say it has several million times the computing power of the ones that scientists used to put a man on the moon, even though it’s only a fract... read more...


Want fries with that pizza?

There are some things you can’t buy in this country for love or money. One of them is pizza with hot dogs embedded in the crust from Pizza Hut. After all the publicity, it tur... read more...


Of cupcakes, teen moms and crazy nuptials

Have you ever watched more than one television show about the making, eating or selling of cupcakes? If your answer is “yes” and you’re not in some way connected to the cupcak... read more...


Food fight!

A few months ago, there was a brouhaha over whether pizza sauce is a vegetable. It certainly is to me. But for years, I thought bacon was a vegetable. I always wondered why no... read more...


Rolling Stoned

Some say the Rolling Stones are the best rock band in the world. That’s a little extravagant; it’s like calling Earth the best planet in the universe. How do you know unless y... read more...


Ask your doctor if this column is right for you

There’s a new ad on TV for an acne medicine that shows one of the most stunning young women I’ve ever seen complaining about her acne. Let me be absolutely, perfectly clear a... read more...


Could shopping be any more inconvenient?

I was out of town yesterday and stopped in an unfamiliar mall to pick up a few things. It was one of those giant strip malls with a Home Depot on one end and a Target on the o... read more...


Thanks for the lack of memories

After the news hit last year that Navy SEAL Team 6 got Osama bin Laden, the Twitterverse lit up with 13-year-olds tweeting, “Who’s Osama bin Whatever? Was he in a band?” And, ... read more...


Downton Anatomy

“Thank you, Jeeves,” I said as my butler left the room to give my lunch order — prosciutto with melon and scaloppine piccata — to the upstairs concierge, who would pass it to ... read more...


Help wanted: Teenage life coach with all the answers

More and more people are becoming “life coaches,” according to a recent newspaper report, and many colleges now offer degrees in life coaching. It appears that a degree in li... read more...



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