Swine flu and ski masks

I went to see my doctor the other day. “I am worried about this swine flu that’s going around,” I told him. The doctor backed away and hurriedly put on a face mask. “Have you been to Mexico recently ?”, he asked me, speaking through his mask. “Have you come in contact with any infected…

There is a forest in my basement

I should have known this was what would happen. In fact, I should have thought this was a 100% probability event, with my luck. When I set off on vacation, my mind was still on the house, at least until I reached the airport. I didn’t worry about whether I had locked the front door,…

Pirates in white shirts and other stories

The story continues from my last post. After treating myself to a glorious green-tight version of Robin Hood, I sat down, all ready to enjoy “Pirates of the Caribbean.” I remembered that it was a huge box-office hit, and seemed to run for years, and so I was sure I couldn’t go wrong here. Instead,…