J. D. Hulse
February 22, 2008
Happy Birthday, Dad! And Many More!
I’ve been putting off the phone call for a couple of days now. My brother called to tell me that a party was happening for my dad’s birthday and unfortunately, I can’t make it due to work.
February 10, 2003
Thereís Good News And Bad News About Snow
It's funny how as adults we hate snow. I overheard someone say some just the other
morning how they were tired of the snow. When I reminded them that even a few inches
this winter would mean less water restrictions this summer, all I got was a look of disgust.
January 13, 2003
3. a. Epiphany
A strange title I know. I have been told that my writing last year was
a little too mushy. "Tugging at heart-strings is not how a serious
writer makes an impression".
November 4, 2002
Better To Look Like A Clown Than Be One
I was told recently that when asked why they thought Delegate Louise
Snodgrass was unsuccessful at the polls in the primary, the Bartlettís
responded they felt "her campaign was amateurish in nature and that if you
would have seen her during the campaign, like at carnivals, she looked like a
clown and that people wanted more class than that."
September 9, 2002
Learn Today So Youíre Better Tomorrow
There are very few times when I censor what I say.
WE GOOFED! "Columnist Lee Marshall informs us that the respected Frederick County Educator
William Kemp (The Tentacle, Sept. 5, 2002) would be surprised to learn that he is late. Mr. K has
never been tardy in his life and today resides at the Northampton Nursing Home in Frederick. Mr.
Marshall has accepted a trip to the principal's office, a little corporal punishment approved by his
parents, five days detention and must write on the chalkboard 500 times, 'Mr. Kemp is alive and well.'
Boy is Lee's face red!
August 20, 2002
Back To Dorm Life! Bring On The Pizza!!!!!
I have been trying to do a little spring cleaning. Okay, I realize that
spring is looooooonnggg gone, but I've been a little busy.
July 4, 2002
Maybe Music Is The Key
For a month or so our editor has been on us to produce a column for the 4th
of July. I have been putting this off because, well, quite frankly, I wasn't
sure how I felt about this country. Let's face it, right now we REALLY don't
have a lot to be proud of. I think in the coming year we will truly see what
this country has its hand in and I hope that the Book of Revelation is not
June 25, 2002
Tom Ridge Is Going To Get A Lot Of Letters
"Short People ain't got no reason for living," or so said the song by Randy
Newman of a few decades ago. Actually it's rude, self-serving, ego driven
folk who need to get a grip on themselves.
June 6, 2002
Committed Relationships Are What Really Count
Happy Anniversary to me (us)! June 3rd, for any who are interested, (nopresents, please, just cash to help pay off campaign debts, thanks). One of the reasons I am so happy is that we have survived two years beyond the national average of straight couples. Maybe lending a little credence to the fight for equality. On a more personal level, I'm really, really glad I haven't given him a good trashing!
March 15, 2002
Are We Better Off Since 9/11?
March 11th was the six-month remembrance of the 9/11 tragedy. Not that I had to remember on my own. CBS was "inside", CNN was abroad and CNBC was, well, everywhere. Hell, even "60 Minutes" did an expose` of the Red Cross allegedly siphoning funds.
January 30, 2002
Isnít It Time We Took Responsibility?
I am a big fan of NBC’s “The West Wing.” A few weeks ago something amazing happened. Someone took responsibility for his actions. Only in the perfect-ending world of TV does something of that magnitude happen.