Greg’s Blog

Greg's blog is a collection of the nationally syndicated humor columns he writes weekly for Tribune Content Services plus anything else he finds funny during a particular week. Greg is a 2014 recipient of the National Society of Newspaper Columnist's award for outstanding humor writing. His columns regularly appear in the Huffington Post as well as diverse publications ranging from the Calcutta India Telegraph to American Way Magazine

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Wasting Away (with my family) in Jimmy Buffett-land

Wasting Away (with my family) in Jimmy Buffett-land

Three retirement-centric questions keep me up at night. Also frequent trips to the bathroom, but let’s focus on the questions for now: 1. Have my wife and I socked away enough money for retirement? 2. How can we remain close to family in retirement? 3. Where do we live? Question one, sadly, may hinge on whether President Trump, in an early morning tweet fest, decides to trash Apple or Costco,...

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A Dating Site for the Optically and Electrically Challenged

A Dating Site for the Optically and Electrically Challenged

My good friend Brad recently plunged head first into the online dating pool, having recently separated from his wife of 20-plus years.  When we met for drinks one evening, he felt compelled to obsessively check his phone, his text alert tone signaling that a potential mate was in his geographical vicinity.  Or just a swipe away. My initial annoyance eventually gave way to curiosity. “What...

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Millennials Change Jobs Like I Change Underwear (Both are a good thing)

Every few months one of those “List all the jobs you’ve ever had” requests appears in my Facebook feed and invites me to repost my answers. For the record, here goes: Paper delivery boy Golf caddy Fuller Brush salesman (Google that one) Tennis instructor Newspaper reporter Television reporter Comedian That’s it. There is no “continued on next page”...

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My Car is an Emotional Wreck

My Car is an Emotional Wreck

Do cars have feelings? This question haunts me whenever I am in the market for a new automobile. My BMW X5 is currently one month from its lease expiration. I know it, my bank knows it, and my BMW sales rep certainly knows it as evidenced by his near daily texts and phone messages reminding me that a 2017 Hybrid X5 would sure look “sa-weet” in my garage. I can only hope my car doesn’t know...

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A Tennis Fan’s Futile Attempt to Stay Uninformed

A Tennis Fan’s Futile Attempt to Stay Uninformed

A word to those who have grown weary of the 24-hour news cycle, the blowhard TV pundits and the never-ending stream of political debate and current event analysis: Stay away from McDonald’s. I discovered this as I attempted to, for three measly hours, free myself of any BREAKING NEWS, SPECIAL REPORTS,  follow-ups to stories only WE have been following, and anything containing EXCLUSIVE...

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Everybody is Crazy. It’s Not Just You!

Everybody is Crazy.  It’s Not Just You!

The reply hit my inbox a full three days after I had emailed a contract requiring a simple electronic signature, a legally binding image created after the world got tired of searching for pens. The contract was attached along with a message: “Sorry it’s taken me so long to get to this. It’s just been CRAZY around here.” Yes, crazy was typed in all caps. Later that day, as I waited in a...

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