Column: With deadline looming, idea(l) wife helps out




If my column isn’t particularly funny this week, I have no one to blame but my wife.

I have always depended on Mary Ellen to in some way annoy, befuddle, confound or mock me, thus leading me to my inevitable outburst: “That’s my next column.”

Mary Ellen has been a trouper. She has complained about my napping, my sense of direction and my messiness. She’s told me how scatterbrained I am and how sloppy. Every week I depend on her. She is my rock. She is the well I go to when I need an idea.

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