Welcome to the landing page of the “Or So It Seems” humor and mysteries series. These are funny, family-friendly stories about weird people doing stupid things. Or, maybe stupid people doing weird things. Or, maybe it’s both. Our motto is clipped from […]
This was the debut column “back in the day.” The series has spun off several variations, including “ThinkingFunny.com,” and “TheLandOfBadIdeas.com.” Now, orsoitseems.com is the home of long-form humor/mysteries.
It was huge. It was ugly. It had the optional peanut-butter-stained interior with a pungent-not-new-car smell. The carpeting contained the historical record of our four kids, captured in layers of beach sand, smashed bananas, and melted ice cream, all well-preserved by protective coating of dog hair.
Of course it hadn’t always been that way. Only a few years before, Karin had decided it was time to ditch our “classic car,” a Chevy 9-passenger wagon, and get a box-on-wheels minivan. ….
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Coming soon to this blog, short-form humor excerpts from my previously published work. Some of this will be freely offered, other bits will be available for a small fee. These are family-friendly stories, and many of them have nuggets of truth in […]
Good news on the humor-writing front. I received an honorable Mention in this year’s #Erma #Bombeck Writing Competition. Here’s the link to my entry. The contest had a humor and a human-interest category. This piece, about memories of my mother, is a […]
I’m such a sucker for the story behind the story. Yes Wiley Post was the first #pilot to fly around the world in only eight days. But the reason he pulled this off was because of his #navigator, Harold Gatty. Gatty was […]
This story was originally published in February 2020 as first runner-up for the 2020 Erma Bombeck Writer’s Conference in its global human interest category. It’s listed on the Centerville Library, of Dayton Ohio’s, website. But all rights remain with Robb Lightfoot This story is available to newsletter subscribers. To see it, please subscribe to the Robb’s newsletter and you’ll get a password!
I’m indulging one of my passions from my misspent childhood: binging on #biographies of #aviation and automotive pioneers and #dare-devils. There are so many interesting and quirky men—and women—from this age that it’s captivating reading. Right now, I’m brushing up on my […]
Another year volunteering at the #SFWC, and I’m convinced that the new venue was an excellent choice. It’s so much easier to navigate for both volunteers lugging equipment about and for anyone with accessibility issues. Nice. I was pleased, too, that the […]