July 30, 2016

Topanga Tim's Survival Tips—Fire Extinguisher in the Garage

 Saturday morning seems like the perfect time to undertake a frequently neglected chore of straightening up the garage. Greenleaf Gail was busily discarding unused “treasures” and organizing the tools and ongoing projects. She completed her cleanup by adding a new fire extinguisher and first aid kit. She reasoned that valuable time could be saved in case something happened and she wouldn’t have to run into the house looking for the needed items. “To… [Read More...]

Rude Interruptions—Reforming Ourselves To Death

 One popular definition of insanity is to keep repeating the same action, while expecting a different result. By that standard, much of the good-government community has been out of its mind for decades. Yet they continue pushing, to our continuing detriment, for ever more “reforms,” regulations and restrictions. There seems to be an inverse correlation between campaign spending and voter turnout, in which each new roun… [Read More...]

My Corner of the Canyon—Happy Birthday, Ringo ­­­

 “Let’s go see Ringo!” I announce to the Beleaguered Husband. “He’s going to be at Capital Records in Hollywood. It’s his 76th birthday. He wants people to join him, come together at noon to say ‘Peace and Love.’ I think the world needs it. Let’s go.” I’m not sure how many husbands would jump at a chance or even begrudgingly agree to escort the Old Ball and Chain to the heart of Hollywood to join an ageing Beatle on a hot day in July to chant a now qua… [Read More...]