Life does go on, even after tragedy

After a particularly busy morning, coupled with living amid the chaos of a bathroom demolition, I thought I might treat myself to lunch at our local joint. I'm not a meat eater, but there I can get th ...

An open letter to the Creepy Carolina Clowns

Listen, I don't know if your appearances are tied to some sort of Halloween marketing ploy or if there was a convention called (that originated in the woods behind an apartment complex) that we weren' ...

Some days are for the dogs

Saturday morning our impossibly spry, 14-year-old Rosie, asked to be let out for her usual routine of doing her business, followed by 20 minutes of woofing at the woods, bouncing off her front paws at ...

Oh, the joy of winning

Besides the plastic fan that I had won a decade ago at The Dollar Store, which I wasn't even allowed to claim for quite some time as I had filled out the raffle ticket with the name, 'Pam Banana' (lon ...

Setting out on a mangy fox hunt

It had been a good four days since I had seen our mangy fox, Freddie, in the flesh, taking the hard boiled egg I've injected with ivermectin to clear up his disease. Standing a good distance away at d ...

The Olympics - A gold-medal tearfest

There are three things that can make my eyes leak at a drop of the hat: suffering, beauty and the Olympic Games. And the Rio Games have been a combination of all three with some of the most gritty and ...

Friendly feeding of Freddy the fox

It started with my being approached by a mangy looking young fox, while feeding the horses, a few weeks ago.Freddy ("Here we go, you've given it a name," moaned Paul into his hands when I relayed the ...

In a pickle about what to do with a jar

This whole pickle jar thing began when our local recycling facility stopped, for some reason, accepting glass. This is exceedingly frustrating for me because, A, the environmental impact, meaning that ...

Pam Stone: Female TV reporters should suit up

Regardless of if you are a regular viewer of Fox News or not, most folks are familiar with Gretchen Carlson, who worked at the network for 11 years before being unfairly ousted, she now alleges in a l ...

The country makes tough chicks

Most people, I should think, monitor their recovery from a broken bone or sprain by noticing an increased strength or flexibility in their range of motion during perhaps a golf swing, knitting, or sim ...

Pam Stone: Looking for a sign

It all began with glimpsing a cloud in the sky that, even to the dullest brain, absolutely resembled a duck: beak, head, neck, body, and tail, sticking up, the way a floating duck will wiggle it's tai ...

Pam Stone: All will be and is well

The shattering events in Orlando have rendered it nearly impossible to write a humor column, something I was bound and determined to do after sharing the sad loss of my beloved terrier, Bonnie. But wr ...

Pam Stone: A love letter to Bonnie

Bonnie died the weekend of June 4 at age 15. Pam Stone wanted to republish this column as a tribute to her. The photo with Bonnie wearing the hat has become a birthday card with 100 percent of proceed ...

Pam Stone: No, that's not a chip on my shoulder

It doesn't matter how many times I beat my fists on the table or whine and moan, the fact is I made light of last year's Lay's Potato Chip competition asking contestants to submit their ideas for thei ...