A State of Mind

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, […]

A STATE OF MIND: Zero-sort Recycling?

A STATE OF MIND: Zero-sort Recycling?

by Larry Floersch Recycling is now mandatory. So what does that mean to all us recyclers? To me it meant the company that hauls away what I incorrectly refer to as my “garbage” replaced my old recycling and trash cans with a big new “zero sort recycling” bin and a new, smaller, trash bin. The […]

A STATE OF MIND: The End of Foodies?

by Larry Floersch I just saw in the Sunday supplement magazine of a large metropolitan newspaper that Alton Brown, a graduate of New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier and a star on the Food Channel, is fed up with foodies. I think I know what he meant by that. Like anything in life, if you get […]

A STATE OF MIND: Car Simple

by Larry Floersch Unlike my wife, who is practical and level-headed in such matters, I have this incredible ability to choose the wrong car. Whereas she sees a car as just a means of getting from one place to another and would be happy with any sturdy little sedan, my tastes run toward the exotic. […]

A STATE OF MIND: Background Checks: Selfie Nuts Take Over Manhattan

by Larry Floersch As we all know from high school, one of the basic tenets of quantum physics is that the very act of observing can alter the result. Now I know what you’re thinking. “But Lare, that only has relevance when you’re talking about quarks, Higgs bosons, and the Large Hadron Collider.” Don’t be […]

A STATE OF MIND: Ghost Herd in the Sky

by Larry Floersch I just saw a video on YouTube of cows doing tricks. I do not know if the person who posted that video did so to sound an alarm or just to scare the daylights out of people like me. These cows were not doing cute circus-type tricks — you know, jumping through flaming […]