Category Archives: Humor

He said cerveza, she said vino

Podunk here checking in from Argentina. Chef and I arrived here March 5th, and the place has blown my mind. I don’t ask for much in a vacation– good food and drink, some scenery, a little movement, and lots of R&R. Argentina has delivered in spades. Especially once we got into the countryside. Podunk indeed […]
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The Goose That Laid the Golden…Egg

Some people say cancer is a gift. If you know people like that, I would personally not accept any presents from them. However, I did discover recently that cancer can open a door every now and then. I, for instance, just found a pretty amazing side hustle thanks to a service (https://www.researchmatch.org/) that pairs me […]
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The Ties That Bind

Christmas break is officially over as the Odd Number bid his farewell this morning. He’s a sophomore at Boise State now and man, they have a long break! Long enough in fact, for me to notice that the young man didn’t know how to tie his shoes. How can that be, you are asking yourself. […]
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Shiny New Shopping Carts

Podunk only has one grocery store. A few years ago I wrote about the sorry state of the Lone Store’s shopping carts. I’ll pause while you review the 2014 essay Trials and Tribulations at Podunk’s Lone Store Corral. OK great. Because now you will remember how important this news is. Hot off the press,  perhaps […]
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Trolling for Sponsors Pays Off

Gentle Podunk readers will remember that I’ve been trolling for sponsors for a good many years with surprisingly little success. All that has changed. My hockey team, the Cold Muthas, recently made an appearance in Podunk’s first annual Hoar Frost tournament. And we did so with the support of none other than Sturdy Pine Gear […]
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The Trouble with Scandals

When late night smarty pants Charlie Rose fell from grace last month, the veteran journalist took a lot of people down with him. Including yours truly, Podunk. No, Mr. Rose did not parade around naked in front of me, nor did he grab my buttocks in an ill-fated attempt to be a guest blogger for […]
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Podunk Goes Multimedia

I talked some friends into letting me be a guest podcaster for their new OutLandIsh series. I’ve listened to podcasts and they sometimes sound like journalism, a sport that I like. I will say that if you had told me when I was in college that radio journalism was going to be the thing, I […]
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What Now?

We dropped Odd Number off at Boise State University last week, initiating a new era in family life. So far, that era is distinguished by the number of times people have asked us about ENS, or Empty Nest Syndrome.  Nothing that ends with Syndrome is ever good, so naturally I’m resistant to the phrase. If […]
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Can’t Hurt to Try

The morning started off the way many Saturday mornings have started — my sidekick Lucy and I check in to see how the rest of our day can fit around one of our outings. When I read Lucy’s text, “Can’t hurt to try it,” I had a moment of self preservation when I thought about […]
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Return of the Cold Muthas

A few years ago, we started Podunk’s official ladies beginner hockey club — the Cold Muthas. We had big ambitions, like learning to get dressed and maybe even skate. For the most part, after 4 seasons, we have accomplished these lofty goals. A kneepad occasionally ends up strapped on the outside of a sock, helmets […]
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