Dumb as a Post

Today, I passed one of those Men at Work signs along the highway. According to Department of Labor, this phrase is intended to imply that somewhere within a quarter-mile radius one poor sap is working his tail off while five or six more lean on shovels and discuss the weather, sports, and that hot young waitress down… Read More Dumb as a Post

Liar’s Grove

Yesterday, I gave my 2nd Toastmaster’s speech at a club meeting. This was Project #8 from the Competent Communicator handbook and required the use of visual aids. I made some oversized flash cards to walk the audience through the hazards of “Irritable Vowel Syndrome.” As a writer, I’m sure you’re well aware of the problems… Read More Liar’s Grove

My Daughter, My Hero

This commentary ran in the editorial section of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette on March 26, 2016. Connie and I couldn’t be prouder of our daughter. She is a free spirit, an articulate writer, and wise beyond her years. Commentary: Rude is rude, politically correct or not. Allendorf speaks for herself By Doug Thompson Greta… Read More My Daughter, My Hero