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Category: Riding Herd

No-till Housekeeping.

Just because I wrote a column idea in the dust on a piece of furniture because I didn’t have a pencil and paper handy, my wife thought I was making a critical comment about her housekeeping. “If you don’t like the way I clean house,” she said, “you can just start doing it yourself.”

I don’t know why women complain so much about cleaning the house. They get to work in comfortable mud-free conditions in which there are no snakes or flies, in most cases.… Read the rest


No Kiddin’.

More and more newly married couples are delaying the start of a family, are having fewer children, or are having none at all. And I think I know why: they are getting a dog instead. People are adopting pit bulls from shelters rather than kids from Romania.

There are many advantages to choosing a Cocker Spaniel over a kid. They don’t get an allowance, eat the same food every day and they don’t grow out of their shoes every six months.… Read the rest