My dad invented the dad joke. Most mornings I watched him in the mirror as he shaved. “Do you know French fries aren’t cooked in France?” he’d say. “They’re cooked in Greece.” Dad could get serious too. A World War II veteran, Dad taught me about The Blitz, when waves of Luftwaffe bombers dropped their…

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Have you ever believed something and then discovered it wasn’t true? Here are far-fetched claims written on insurance forms. “A house hit my car.” “I had been driving for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.” “The car in front hit the pedestrian but he got up, so I…

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