Our John Lennon and Yoko Ono Halloween Costume

Our John Lennon and Yoko Ono Halloween Costume

For Halloween 2018, my wife and I went as John Lennon and Yoko Ono to our local Halloween swing dance party. Here’s how we put together the costumes. The Idea Years ago, I was in New Orleans for Halloween, and I saw a couple dressed as John and Yoko, wearing all...

What It’s Like to Get a Colonoscopy and Why You Shouldn’t Fear It

Getting a colonoscopy may seem like a pretty big deal. You have to fast for a day or so, then clear your bowels the by drinking something that induces diarrhea. Most folks get general anesthesia for the procedure, and the the hospital experience resembles that of...
How We Planned a Formal Wedding in Less Than Three Months

How We Planned a Formal Wedding in Less Than Three Months

I got engaged on New Year’s Eve. We wanted to get married as soon as possible with a formal wedding, and we were able to do so in less than three months on March 18th of that year! When we told folks we were planning to get married so soon, many were shocked....
Maybe It’s Time to Stop Exchanging Gifts During Holidays

Maybe It’s Time to Stop Exchanging Gifts During Holidays

Not having to exchange gifts might be the best gift you can give your family and friends. One Christmas some years ago, my family came to an agreement that made all of us breathe a huge sigh of relief: we agreed to stop exchanging presents. The truth is, we were...
The Best White Elephant “Yankee Swap” Gift Exchange Ideas

The Best White Elephant “Yankee Swap” Gift Exchange Ideas

After going to my fair share of White Elephant gift exchange parties (also known as Yankee Swaps), I’ve compiled a list of the most fun gifts I’ve seen. In case you’re not familiar with the concept of a White Elephant gift exchange, each of the...
Learn to Count Cards in Blackjack in Fifteen Minutes

Learn to Count Cards in Blackjack in Fifteen Minutes

Counting cards in Blackjack is one of the few ways that professional gamblers can actually gain a slight advantage over the house in casino gaming.  It’s commonly believed that you have to be a math whiz to be able to count cards, but I hope to show you that anyone...

How I Lost An Inch off My Waist without Dieting, Exercise or Drugs!

I recently quit my high-pressure, long-working-hour management job to take some time off, learn a new field, and work from home. After a few months of working from home, I started noticing that my pants were feeling loose. I started running out of holes to tighten my...
What Happens After You Die

What Happens After You Die

When crime investigators want to determine what happened at a particular event witnessed by many people, they use two techniques: Interview everyone who witnessed the event and see if their stories match up with each other. Ask the witnesses the same questions in...
Top Ten Best James Bond Songs

Top Ten Best James Bond Songs

With the release of “Skyfall”, I believe the Bond franchise has finally revived the legacy of great songwriting and vocal performances that was a staple of the franchise in the Connery/Lazenby/Moore Bond era. While I don’t have “Skyfall” on my top ten list, it comes...
The Biggest Way to Save Energy that No One Ever Talks About

The Biggest Way to Save Energy that No One Ever Talks About

You might have heard some of these suggestions on how to conserve energy: Unplug unused appliances Switch to CFC light bulbs Adjust your thermostats & insulate Carpool or buy a car with good mileage But how much of an impact do these things really have on our...
How I Treat My Adult Acne

How I Treat My Adult Acne

I have struggled with acne ever since junior high. Now, living with acne in my forties, I was wondering if I’d ever outgrow it. You name the treatment, I’ve tried it, from Retin-A, to Accutane (yes, the bad drug that lawsuits are now happening over, which...

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