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Saturday, August 21, 2010

By BOB URBAN

burban@tnonline.com

Saturday is for relaxing. You work hard all week, and the weekend is something to look forward to. Maybe sleep a little later in the morning. Perhaps get some chores done, or begin a project that you'll benefit from.

Saturday's are also for fun. And this column, recognizing its resonsibilities, will bring you some fun facts today that you can toy with over that second cup of Saturday coffee.

I'll bet you didn't know:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Stress. Most of us encounter it in some way, shape or form, every day. It may be affiliated with our work, or maybe a family situation or some other episode in our lives that we are having problems dealing with. Stress, unmanaged, can wreck us. It can make our lives a living hell.

Recently a reader of this column sent along the following. It describes stress and how we should cope with it. Read it and see if it isn't excellent advice.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

We all live by laws and regulations. Most are written, and we either conform to them, or find ourselves in troupble.

But there are also universal laws, those which are not written but which emerge in our everyday lives.

Let me demonstrate:

1.Law of Mechanical Repair-After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to go to the bathroom.

2.Law of Gravity-Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

By BOB URBAN

rurban@tnonline.com

I'm not sure who the school principal was who gave this speech. I'm not even sure if it was delivered to a student body at one of our high schools. I only know if it wasn't delivered, then it should have been.

It's a speech every American high school principal should deliver, and If every school principal gave this speech at the beginning of the next school year, America would be a better place. Thank you to the number of readers who sent me this. I think it's worth sharing.

It goes like this.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

If I had my choice of attending any major sporting event in the world, I'd choose the Open Golf Tournament (formerly the British Open) no matter where it was played, in England, Ireland, Scotland, or Wales.

I still havent gotten my invitation to Chelsea Clinton's wedding on July 31. The invitation is probably in the mail.

Know what I miss? Old fashioned ice cream shops. Every town in the area once had at least one shop that specialized strictly in ice cream and ice cream sodas.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Some random thoughts for a Saturday morning.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks LeBron James was treated like "a runaway slave" during his recent free agent signing escapade that took him out of Cleveland and into Miami.

How man $100 million runaway slaves do you know?

Table games have finally come to Pennsylvania casinos. Deal me out.

Good news. Gas prices are expected to hold steady for the rest of the summer.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I love when readers of this column send me stuff like this. See if you agree.

Birds of a feather flock together . . . .and then crap on your car.

A penny saved is a government oversight.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

He who hesitates is probably right.

Did you ever notice? The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL.'

Saturday, July 3, 2010

By BOB URBAN

rurban@tnonline.com

Much of the country, including The TIMES NEWS, will be celebrating the continuation of Independence Day on Monday, because the actual holiday falls on Sunday this year.

I like that. In fact, I'd like to see the July 4th holiday celebrated on a Monday every year, just like Memorial Day and Labor Day are celebrated.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

By Bob urban

burban@tnonline.com

Summer vacation - a week off from work with pay.

No, summer vacation is so much more.

It's not having to set the alarm clock each morning.

It's getting up to see the sun rise, or rolling over and staying in bed for an extra couple of hours. Whatever you feel like doing.

It's fishing with your son, and wife.

Vacation is sometimes going several days without hearing the telephone ring.

It's catching the fish of a lifetime and sharing the excitement of it with your son.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

By BOB URBAN

rurban@tnonline.com

This was sent by a reader who is retired. He asks that I share his retirement experiences with my readers. He's hoping it will be helpful for anyone contemplating retirement. Consider it a gift to all you older fathers out there who will be honored tomorrow.

Fifteen years ago my wife and I moved into a retirement development on Florida's Southeast coast The Delray/Boca/Boynton Golf, Spa, Bath and Tennis Club on Lake Fake-A-Hatchee. There are 3,000 lakes in Florida; only three are real.