Tom Purcell, author of “Misadventures of a 1970’s Childhood” and “Wicked Is the Whiskey,” is a humor columnist and is nationally syndicated. Send comments to Tom at Tom@TomPurcell.com.
As challenging a year as 2020 has been, we still should be thankful that it has been the best year in human history to be alive.
“It’s a miracle!” said the doctor. “You’ve just awakened from a coma after a terrible accident in October 2016, but you’re doing well, all things considered!”
It’s calm as I write this the day before the 2020 general election. I hope and pray that the outcome, whatever it may be, is accepted calmly – though I worry it may not be.
Halloween is a huge letdown this year. I love modern Halloween traditions. I love the sweet smell of autumn, the chilly air and the camaraderie of friends around a roaring campfire. I love hayrides, Honeycrisp apples and the clever, hilarious costumes my left-brained accountant and engineer friends come up with. Why do CPAs always create the wittiest costumes?
Become an employee with full paid benefits, or remain a mostly independent gig worker? That debate’s raging in California as November’s general election approaches, and its outcome is likely to affect the entire country.
American home ownership is soaring, which is good for all of us. Home sales slowed during the early months of COVID-19, as millions of Americans stayed inside. In the past few months, however...