Red Means Stop

I’ve noticed people frequently running red lights down here in South Tampa.  It seems to happen quite often.  Because of the regularity of this, when my light turns green I’ve learned to do a slow 3-count and look both ways before easing into the intersection.  I do...

Overextended Vacuum Cleaners

Here’s the scene: The vacuum cleaner hums loudly as you fan out farther and farther from the electrical outlet.  One hand guides the vacuum, your free hand holds the cord dragging behind you.  Eventually your vacuuming arm extends, the cord grows taut, and...

Coffee Mugs and Fulfillment

When has my coffee mug “served its purpose”?  Is it most fully living out its calling as a mug when it is full, steam rising from piping coffee resting at the brim? OR Is it best to say that the coffee cup has fulfilled its purpose when it has been emptied to the last...

Frozen Butter

Pet Peeve: Rock hard, frozen pads of butter at a restaurant.  I simply want to spread a thin layer of butter on my dinner roll, but instead I wind up with either of two things: 1. A large chunk of butter clumped onto one spot on my roll OR… 2. Huge holes ripped...