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A Christmas Story

By   /  December 23, 2012  /  Jim Layne  /   Comments

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Tweet “Lookie Daddy, them’s Christmasies.” His three-year-old daughter squeaked in her little singsong voice while leaning way over the edge of the shopping cart.  They were in Mayer’s Hardware Store on Christmas Eve.  He needed to purchase a new elbow for the kitchen drain.  It had frozen and cracked the night that the furnace had [...]

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Proclamation: Unlimited National Emergency

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Jim Layne, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet Buckle Up, because this ain’t your Granny’s fireside chat. My fellow Americans, my friends.  How often I have heard those words stated by someone who was as much like me as a mayfly.  My fellows are hard working family types with children.  I do not have time for the monetarily wealthy, social elite, or [...]

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The Gifts of Christmas Past

By   /  December 16, 2012  /  Jim Layne, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet by  Jim Layne I guess it must be my rapidly advancing age talking, or perhaps my innate ability to be a curmudgeon, but I just don’t think the last few years’ offerings from the toy companies have been up to snuff. The teaching toys have come a long way, but there have been steep [...]

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Somebody Get Washington a Bigger Rug

By   /  December 10, 2012  /  Jim Layne  /   Comments

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Tweet Everything these days is a headline until the scandal mileage runs out.  If the big news media players were doing their jobs, we’d see a lot more being made of Benghazi and a lot less being made of morons smoking marijuana in Seattle.  How is it bigger news that Duchess Kate is pregnant than [...]

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