Good NightAuthor: Dick Summer
20 Jan 2017

Good Night

Sometimes it's hard to get to sleep.You just can't seem to say goodnight to yourself. Booze helps sometimes...or pills. But that's a big step down a bad street. "Good Night" puts a smile on your face, tells you a bedtime story, helps you chuck the day's problems, gives you a verbal back rub, and tucks you in for a safe, sound, sleep. Dick Summer's voice puts a strong and friendly arm around your shoulder. You hear him on television commercials all day. But when it's getting late, and you want to "take the day and shove it," but you can't seem to say good night to yourself... Dick's Podcast is a quiet place to rest your head...a safe place to hide a hurting heart...a gentle place to fall. It's a comfortable way to tell yourself, "Good Night."

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    Puberty

    I have been sitting here in my big, manly, black leather poppa chair in my living room doing these podcasts for quite a while now. Quite a time for me isn't the same as it is for archeologists. My Lady Wonder Wench is interested in archeology, which is good for me, because I am hoping she will get more interested in me as I get older. As Big Louie, the Head Guy of our Louie Louie Generation always says, "Grow old, not dim. If you have any moving parts left, for heaven sake, MOVE EM!" I realized in the fifth grade, that men and women have different moving parts. When Summer vacation came around in the fourth grade, all the boys and girls were pretty much the same. But in September, and fifth grade started, the girls came back a foot taller, and they had...moving parts. It was like they went to Summer bosom and giggles camp. And the fact that they were a foot taller meant that our eyes were cruelly positioned at bosom level...and we weren't ready for it. Some of us are still not ready for it.

  • Posted on 15 Jan 2017

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    WHY?

    Time to take five and figure out the great "Whys" in life in this podcast. That means different things for different people. For example: A famous astronomer is trying to figure out why something called "Dark Matter" makes up most of the universe. She claims that although it makes up most of the universe, we can't see it feel it or taste it...but it's definitely there...and without it, all the planets would go whizzing off in different directions. So why can't we see it, feel it or taste it? My "Whys" are a little less...cosmic. I wonder for example why, if there is a Mayo Clinic, why isn't there a Mustard Clinic. And although it is true that beauty is skin deep, why would you want a beautiful liver? And if a woman farts, why she is embarrassed? Guys aren't embarrassed by a fart. Farts to a guy are an endless source of entertainment, male bonding, and self expression. And on the subject of "Whys," how come when a woman uses the word "Fine," it is time for a guy to just shut up, because the conversation is really over. On the other hand, when a woman uses the word, "Nothing" why does it REALLY mean "Something." And why do conversations with a woman that begin with the word "Nothing" often end with the word, "Fine?" And when a woman says, "Go ahead"...why should you not go ahead and do it. A woman's "Go ahead," seems to be the mirror image of when a guy says, "Hey...watch this."

  • Posted on 08 Jan 2017

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    Another New Year

    This is about first times. The first things that will happen in 2017. The first times in your life...first kiss, first job, first...all that good stuff. And...Happy New Year.

  • Posted on 01 Jan 2017

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    Christmas Night

    Finally...I'm sitting here in my big, comfortable, manly, black leather poppa chair in my living room...recuperating. When I was a kid, I used to hate when Christmas night came around, because that meant it was 365 days till the next Christmas. "Don't cry because something is over, smile because that something happened" is a lesson that takes a while to sink in. I love Christmas, but it can whack you. I start looking for Christmas presents around Labor Day, because one of the things I like best about Christmas is finding gifts that are different, and personal, and happy. I do the Santa-ing for the guys on our list, & my Lady Wonder Wench takes care of the ladies. I usually get the guys toys...because that's what I like. Christmas is a kid's birthday. Kids like toys. I let my little kid out to play at Christmas. Little kids understand Christmas much better than grownups do. I'll prove that to you in this podcast.

  • Posted on 25 Dec 2016

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    It's Christmas Past Again

    It's Christmas Past Again is the title of this podcast. It's about a lot of things that define Christmas for me and for my Lady. Rock hard and super sticky grammar school green and red Christmas candy, a portable radio that shaped my life, Mom's home-made apple dumplings, pictures from a long time ago, decorations for the tree including a tall, skinny Santa that reminds us of her dad, and a finely crafted Christmas ball from my German Grandfathers's tree...and remembering him singing Stille Nacht, thinking about maybe going home...one more time. It's about how the Salvation Army saved Christmas for my Lady one year, a long time ago, and about a Christmas flight that can't ever happen again. And...tears. Christmas is also about tears. This podcast is a personal treasure. I thought I'd wrap it up, and give it to you. Merry Christmas.

  • Posted on 18 Dec 2016

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