Letters from North America Archives

     
  • Last Dance -- the Final Article

  • In my opinion anyone who thinks that being married is a 50/50 type of relationship is ...

  • I’m beginning to wonder if the word ‘logic’ and ‘business’ can be used in the same sentence

  • he Queen's purse?

  • I don’t know about you, but the thought of this actually taking place turns my stomach...

  • In spite of all of the so called ‘labor’ saving devices that I own.

  • Got a cell phone? I’ll give you something to think about. Try tumors for your brain

  • Some things I wish I could get resolved before I leave this old planet

  • Twenty years ago, you had to actually memorize phone numbers

  • I think might just bring a smile to your face

  • Perhaps it’s just me and maybe I’m weird or something

  • I may need to look into buying a hearing aids.

  • I suppose my next biggest gripe would have to be

  • This just goes to prove my point that you are only as old as you feel

  • Memorial Day

  • Perry’s law'

  • Lord help me if I’ve ever got to live by myself.

  • A few weeks ago, I wrote about all of the extra charges being proposed ...

  • My first purchase of any sort of electronic device

  • Man on the street

  • The process of getting older brings with it a number of challenges for all of us.

  • MEN ARE JUST HAPPIER PEOPLE

  • What a difference a week makes.

  • When I walked into the dog pound...

  • March is usually the month I choose to pick on the United States Post Office

  • My, how time flies

  • I don’t do good with sick

  • My wife and I just got back from a trip to the west coast

  • The Idiots Guide to Marriage

  • Shoes

  • The health club I belong to has a machine for everything...

  • Why buy it, if you can’t use it?

  • Head to the nursery and buy new flowers and plants.

  • Special delivery letter to Iranian President I’madinnerjacket.

  • OK…..so I missed the deadline for getting a column out about Christmas….I’m not perfect.

  • I consider computers to be friendly things

  • I often wonder how we ever accomplished any business in the years before computers.

  • Do we do Thanksgiving in San Tropez or Staad?

  • My wife thinks I am becoming cynical the older I get.  I hope she is wrong.

  • Thanksgiving is just around the corner

  • I can’t remember if the one we do in the fall is to put us into daylight savings or to take us out of it

  • My wife’s’ grandmother used to tell us that she looked at the obituaries every morning

  • Remote controls have done more to produce couch potatoes than any other device.

  • As I’ve always said… no good deed goes unpunished

  • Tell that to the families of those six murdered individuals.

  • Welcome, Peary Perry, bookaholic

  • I’d rather be pecked to death by ducks than to…

  • Everyone in the country seems to have their panties in a wad...

  • Real fruit???

  • Who goes where without hurting anyone’s feelings?

  • We keep these things near and dear to or hearts.

  • Everyone seems to be up in arms over this global warming thing.

  • The word slow doesn’t do justice to how they work at this station

  • 90 is the new 60 as far as I’m concerned

  • Our lives are being controlled by technology

  • NINE WORDS/PHRASES WOMEN USE

  • Anyone who has been married as long as I have...

  • Our youngest son is getting married in a few weeks.

  • Thank God I only have two knees!

  • You would think the older you get the smarter you would be, wouldn’t you?

  • I will not get into my opinion about what I think of today’s ‘funny’ papers

  • Here we go with Father’s day again

  • This totally destroys the concept of non biased journalism

  • You might recall a skit from the old Monty Python television show

  • Perhaps we just see what we want to, when we want to do so.

  • The ‘too much’ information age

  • Getting older - knees and ears

  • Television has changed marriages

  • Pagers are out, cell phones are in.

  • Live for today, tomorrow is promised to no one.

  • Keep nothing but what you need to feed yourself

  • Honey I think that picture would look good on that wall

  • A sense of personal responsibility

  • The differences between men and women and how they think - or don't think.

  • National Friendship Week

  • My first trip was to the post office

  • Stick a fork in me…I’m done

  • So much to write about, so little time

  • We are moving.....

  • Today, topics which haven’t been in the news as of late

  • “The sky is falling…the sky is falling"

  • The world is going mad

  • Dear Mr. President

  • I am the symbol of their nutritional bailout

  • Slow down and smell the coffee or whatever

  • The best of intentions... 2009

  • My golden retriever was very surprised to see me in a Santa suit!

  • What happened to America part 3

  • What happened to America part 2

  • What happened to America part 1

  • Here it is Thanksgiving again

  • Two weeks ago, when the election was over

  • After nearly two years we have selected the leader of our country

  • Someone won the election and someone lost

  • Japanese woman faces prison

  • I like to pay my bills

  • My 50 year high school reunion is coming up

  • This is an actual college application essay

  • I must be weird…

  • Stock markets enter into free fall

  • MUDSLINGING

  • The brains of dead flies

  • I'm highly suspicious of research

  • Junk Mail

  • Medicare fraud

  • Move beyond reach of our modern society

  • Dependent upon foreign oil

  • Two funerals and a wedding

  • Dear Queen

  • We have a new twist coming along to contend with…..ghost voting

  • The dumbing down of America

  • Wow…..I’m impressed.

  • Not in our good old state legislature

  • Some things are better left alone!

  • You’d think this was a no brainer wouldn’t you?

  • Texas wives with campaign contributions

  • Their home countries won’t accept them back!

  • All at taxpayer expense!

  • It’s so good to see you!

  • Who can afford to buy any new stuff?

  • Character counts, don’t forget it.

  • Organization to prevent abuse to vegetables??

  • The transparent bag of garbage --

  • PSA went from 4.3 to 3.5

  • I’m sad.

  • I was not aware that the United States Congress was supposed to be sticking its nose into ...

  • I am not a big fan of our government, but having said that...

  • Mini-vacation.... NOT

  • OK, so what’s the big deal

  • Semper Fi

  • Mad rush for passports..

  • Sex with robots?

  • As it is used in the phrase ‘public servant’

  • Do you know Benny?

  • Anyway, here is my sad story....

  • I’ve fallen into a quandary and can’t get up

  • How was your Christmas?

  • Too many clichés?

  • Justice?

  • LaborHalloweenThankfulChristmas

  • Choices?

  • Kids Are The Future

  • Please Press One

  • Government Money

  • Pappy's Last Role Call

  • Money Ball

  • Hotel Shmotel

  • Growing Technology

  • Contacts and Connections

  • Work it Workout

  • Time and Money?

  • Rent a pet? - those crazy Californians!

  • Politics and Security

  • Hungry like a wolf

  • Death and taxes…no escaping either one is there?

  • Ok…let’s see if I’ve got this correct

  • Government and Credit

  • Dear Gunter

  • New York.. Here I come!

  • Peary goes postal 2007

  • Valid ID?

  • You’re getting OLD

  • Sorry bill collector lady

  • So much to write about, so little time.

  • Dumb gadgets

  • Where did those sayings come from?

  • National Word Police Force?

  • It's called EASTER

  • Fire Ants

  • You have always heard me say that I thought the internet was a good thing.

  • Suppose you are a substitute teacher in a small town

  • Wives keep us from that fate

  • Anna Nichol vs President Bush - Google wars

  • Is a dress really worth that much?

  • Someone once said that ‘humor is the best medicine

  • Our nation's children are at risk

  • Galaxy Expedition

  • History Repeats Itself

  • Speaker Nancy

  • Happy New Year - 2007

  • Bah Humbug

  • Gift Wrapping

  • Ornament Faeries

  • The Christkindlmarket of Chicago

  • Heartburn relief?

  • Vote and Veterans Day

  • I'm so sorry...

  • Lost in Translation

  • Swivel Chair Racing?

  • Crazy laws...

  • We've all heard the news about...

  • Getting old...

  • National Friendship Week

  • We are at war...

  • Those movie cowboys...

  • German beer and sausage...

  • Make a million and retire early

  • Life is too short for this nonsense...

  • Going up... Senator?

  • Home alone

  • By the time you read this

  • The motivation for my weekly comments generally...

  • I don't care if you are a Republican, Democrat or whatever...

  • Superman is not real

  • A few weeks back I wrote about a grocery store chain...

  • Ok, gang... let's play the Mr. Silly game.

  • Did I mention how beautiful she is...

  • Now that we have the Internet...

  • Science fiction writers often talk about the 'parallel universe'.

  • About the only things all of us have in common...

  • I don't begrudge anyone for wanting to come to this country...

  • Once in a while it's better to just go fishing...

  • Many years ago

  • Point Misery- North Dakota – (4 hours ago)

  • Sometimes I question my own sanity

  • Dear God

  • Last week I was trying to figure out...

  • You would think that in this modern age of ours...

  • Last week I got into a discussion with a couple of my sons ...

  • Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

  • Here I am sitting at the airport the other day looking around..

  • First-class for congressmen

  • Winter Olympics

  • I don’t really believe in Karma or stuff such as this…

  • Would you like fries with that?

  • I don’t care what anyone says, life is tough.

  • Vacation home... don't do it!

  • We’ve all heard the old saying, ”if he didn’t have bad luck,..”

  • Are we all going crazy, or does it just seem that way?

  • Dear Mr. Ethics Man...

  • Most of the time I sit before this computer...

  • The agonies of voice mail...

  • Was there such a thing as 'political correctness' fifty years ago?

  • There are just some tricks you cannot teach an old dog.

  • Boy talk about a dollar short and a day late.
  • Thanksgiving is about being thankful...
  • Medicare - another bureaucratic snowball?
  • Thank a veteran...
  • Last week, my lovely wife bought a book...
  • With any luck...
  • Once in a while you do something that really hurts your heart.
  • In this week's paper there is a photograph I find very disturbing.
  • I got a great idea...
  • Ok you've heard enough from me about...
  • After the news report the other night I called my neighbor...
  • For several weeks after 9/11...
  • I am sure we have all seen the pictures of the gulf coast.
  • Most of us are honest, hardworking folks just trying to get along.
  • Have we lost our collective national minds or what?
  • I really wish my mama had sat me down and explained...
  • Not remodeled, updated.  Whatever that means...
  • What a revolting development this is...
  • Every day at sea, the boat gets one foot shorter
  • Remodeling your house while living in it
  • I’m alive…I’ve gotten a reprieve
  • Life is funny
  • All I can is I'm sorry
  • The Missed Wife
  • Einstein's Theory of Luggage
  • Sunday School
  • Women, Women I just don't understand
  • On Grand parenting
  • Peary Goes Back to School
  • Trade Deficit
  • Numbers
  • Greenies
  • An adventure to remember
  • Riches and Diet
  • I'm still learning
  • Be very afraid
  • Do you know Benny Goodenberger?
  • Reading vs Television
  • Peary's Pet Peeves
  • Class settle down
  • Diet Q & A
  • Is that your luggage ticking?"
  • Kids and Sports Competition
  • PC Holidays
  • ‘Reality’ Shows
  • You don't want to ask that
  • Election Blues
  • Baseball Moms
  • Tidal Wave of Crime
  • Expiration Dates
  • Buyer Beware
  • News Drama
  • Gasoline Prices
  • Bipartisan
  • Circle of Life
  • Olympic Events
  • Conventional Silliness
  • AARP for Astronauts, Black Holes & Peanut Butter
  • Horrors of Grand fatherhood
  • Disposable Nation
  • Flowers and the oil cartels
  • Murphy's Law
  • Firsts
  • Timbuktu
  • 50-50
  • Clocks
  • Men and Tools
  • Training for Newly Weds
  • Wives
  • Study on Prisoner Re-entry in Texas
  • Presidential Candidates
  • The semi-retired
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