Tag Archive: fireside

Jun 07

Dave’s Fireside Chats – The Hurricane Season

There are three long seasons in the United States, which inflict misery upon Americans for most of the year, and they are, in order of increasing misery: 1.  The PMS season. 2.  The baseball season. and, last but certainly not least – 3.  The hurricane season. PMS is an acronym which stands for “Pardon My Spouse”, …

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Dec 26

Dave’s Fireside Chats – Anatomy of a Christmas Picture, or Days of Whines and Poses


     The Chinese are a clever people, bestowing upon the world many useful inventions, including paper, fireworks, moo goo gai pan, and freeze tag.  In the world of arts and literature, the Chinese also gave us Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and his lesser known work, The Book of Cutesy Sayings.  One of Mr. Tzu’s best sayings was the …

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Nov 21

Dave’s Fireside Chats: Women Pleasin’ is the Key to Survivin’ the Season


The scene:  The King’s School, Grantham, England; December 1658 Young Isaac Newton looks forlornly out of his dorm window at his classmates in the courtyard below.  They wouldn’t let him play any reindeer games because Isaac was, in the vernacular of the day, a DWEEB.  But young Isaac would get the last laugh, creating an invention …

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Oct 31

Dave’s Fireside Chat – Camping, Part 2


Day One Notes “Well, here we are, the entrance to Bear Food State Park.” “Vogel State Park” my wife corrected. I have to admit that the park entrance was much prettier than I imagined, with a nice lake, a quaint little beach area, and a pleasant visitor center with real wood paneling.  After we checked …

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Oct 30

Dave’s Fireside Chat – Campsite Chili Lasts All Night, Doo Dah, Doo Dah


My thoughts on camping – from a real fireside!   “Camping is the voluntary act of doing normal things the hard way.” –  Author unknown (but you can bet your bippee they just got back from a camping trip)   In these hard economic times, camping has become a very popular pastime, literally a word …

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