A State of Mind

A STATE OF MIND: Trash Talkin’ from Brownsville, Texas

A STATE OF MIND: Trash Talkin’ from Brownsville, Texas

by Larry Floersch The highest point in Brownsville, Texas, is the landfill. I know this because Gina, an employee of the City of Brownsville, took me there for a tour. The landfill is so popular they even have a spacious visitors center, complete with videos and explanatory brochures. Gina is a supervisor for the crews […]

A STATE OF MIND: No Pain,  No Gain

A STATE OF MIND: No Pain, No Gain

by Larry Floersch I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little tired of my Fitbit scale telling me my Body Mass Index is way out of whack or my wrist activity tracker urging me to move every 30 minutes. Who do these devices think they are? My doctor? This whole fitness thing is getting […]

A STATE OF MIND: A Different Can of Worms?

A STATE OF MIND: A Different Can of Worms?

by Larry Floersch As an exclusively syndicated columnist for The Bridge, I feel it is my duty to warn people across this nation about a malicious threat to our security. No, I’m not talking about terrorists. I’m talking about extension cords. Now I know what you’re thinking, “But Lare, extension cords are safe when used […]

A STATE OF MIND: When You Wish Upon a Star!

by Larry Floersch Warning: This column is on a subject that falls under the scientific term “yucky.” Reader discretion is advised. I’ve been traveling a bit this summer — planes, trains, and automobiles — and I’ve encountered many of the usual annoyances that make travel so much fun: high airfares, cramped seats, long Transportation Security […]

A STATE OF MIND: Duck Soup

A STATE OF MIND: Duck Soup

by Larry Floersch Many folks in Washington seem to have “lame” on their brains these days. As in “lame duck.” To some people it seems, any president who wins reelection automatically becomes a lame duck because he or she cannot run again. Based on that premise, a president gets four years in office and can […]

A STATE OF MIND: Sweet Dreams?

A STATE OF MIND: Sweet Dreams?

by Larry Floersch Someone in my household suggested I see a doctor about my sleep “problem.” The “problem” for this person was not that I have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep. In this person’s eyes, that is wholly my problem. No, it was that in those few hours I was asleep, I made a […]

A STATE OF MIND: Chuck’s Tale

A STATE OF MIND: Chuck’s Tale

by Larry Floersch Like any other red-blooded American man who watches football occasionally and maybe a NASCAR race now and then, I’d like to believe that I can protect my property from any form of assault. At least I felt that way until Chuck moved in. Chuck was a woodchuck, or groundhog, or whistlepig, or […]

A STATE OF MIND: Toenail Fungus or Death!

A STATE OF MIND: Toenail Fungus or Death!

by Larry Floersch Lately I find myself sitting in front of the TV during the evening news hour longing to be afflicted by toenail fungus. The same is true for arthritis, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, deep vein thrombosis and erectile dysfunction. It’s not because I really want toenail fungus or any of the other afflictions, but […]

A STATE OF MIND: It’s WHO’s Move

A STATE OF MIND: It’s WHO’s Move

by Larry Floersch The latest issue of my favorite weekly science magazine had an article on some of the latest ICD codes developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). As we all know from our advanced placement pre-med classes in high school, “ICD” stands for the “International Classification of Diseases.” Now in its tenth revision, […]

A STATE OF MIND: Talking Turkey

A STATE OF MIND: Talking Turkey

by Larry Floersch During the holiday season I think about turkeys. Now I know what you’re thinking, “But Lare, there’s a presidential campaign in full swing. It’s hard not to think about turkeys.” I don’t mean that kind of turkey! Those turkeys don’t have wattles. Well, actually some of the older ones almost have wattles, […]