Shorts Week: Woman Haters

In my younger days, I spent many summer afternoons watching old Three Stooges films on channel 32 in Chicago. My grandfather especially loved the stooges, so I have fond memories of watching them with him. Their films were shown on television over and over summer after summer. I imagine I have probably seen all of…

Shorts Week: How to Sleep

With the popularity of Jaws in the 1970’s, I became familiar with the name of the man who wrote the novel it was based on, Peter Benchley. Writing was something that ran in the Benchley family apparently, as his grandfather was Robert Benchley, columnist for The New Yorker and member of the famed Algonquin Round…

Joy Scouts

I’m not exactly the outdoorsy type. Maybe that’s why I didn’t go very far in the Boy Scouts. I probably got somewhat turned off by the whole thing when one of the first campouts I went on as a scout was something they called “The Polar Bear.” It’s simple…we camped out in tents, in the…