We’re entering the time of the year when many of us celebrate holidays that always offer too much food … hard to stick to any diet we’ve been on, right?

So let’s look at some food-related jokes that at least have no calories — heck, you might even laugh hard…

Hey, folks! You know Halloween is tomorrow night, right? Goblins, ghosts, gruesome gnomes … at least there used to be. Best guess is that this year will be a lot different, but at least we can celebrate here virtually with some fun stuff!

I grew up in a family with a mother and a dad who were polar opposites in nearly every way. My mother was only 7 when her own mother died; she and her younger brother, who was only 6, were scarred for life. For them, fear was a constant companion…

One day more of overeating.
I don’t know what else to do!
I am stuck at home with children
So I can’t hang out with you!

Quarantining is the new thing.
We’re all told to stay in place.
We are going slightly batty.
We find food to stuff our face!

One day more of using humor.
It’s essential for our health.
We are laughing; we are joking
No one’s sitting on the shelf!

One day closer to a triumph.
One day nearer to the end.
We will beat this lousy virus!
We will win out in the end!

And yes, the idea came from my favorite song in Les Mis …

I don’t know about you, dear readers, but sometimes I don’t know what day it is! Right now, with our schedules so interrupted, with our days turned topsy-turvy, with our calendars suddenly not including lunches with friends or physical networking opportunities … the days seem to blend together!

One constant…

What are we all so frightened of?

Why are we so scared of those who are different?

Why are so many angry at others who don’t look exactly like them, who don’t speak the same language, who aren’t the same sex, shape, size, color, or religion?

When did being different…

I’ve written many articles on communication, largely because I’m so often surprised at how we think we’ve communicated … but haven’t. About how often we said “A,” and the other person heard “B.”

Many of us know the famous percentages of belief, especially when the message given doesn’t seem to…

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OK, I know the planet is warming; there’s enough evidence to convince me. Our December and January were way above average recently, and although I love the relative warmth we had, it’s more than a little scary.

So, of course, what do I focus…

Susan Rooks

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