Dear Crabby, Are Smart Homes a Good Idea?

  Dear Crabby, It seems everyone I know these days has one of those smart devices—Dot, Echo, etc. Some are even going as far to connect their entire homes to be ‘smart.’ But I wonder if it’s safe. What do you think? Thanks! Lance Luddite Dear Lance Luddite, Because I’m such a hip guy I know exactly what you’re talking about. And you’re right. Those smart devices have gone from the palm of our hands to taking over our homes. In fact, I just read that the number of smart homes … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is There a ‘War on Christmas?’

Dear Crabby, With Christmas almost here and falling on a Sunday, I was wondering, do you think there is a war on Christmas in the United States? Thanks, Noel Natale Dear Ms. Natale, Boy. You’re a little pot stirrer, ain’t ya? Why couldn’t you ask something simple like, ‘Is there a Santa Claus?’ But since you asked for my opinion (careful what you wish for) the ‘war’ you’re talking about exists purely in the minds of those not getting their way. Now before folks get hot under the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are There Other December Holidays I Can Celebrate?

Dear Crabby, I know everyone is high on holiday spirit, but I don’t celebrate Channakuh, Christmas, or any of the other so-called traditional holidays. So, what are my other options in December? Thanks, Frank Felicitations Dear Mr. Felicitations, I hear what you’re saying. My holiday spirit usually lasts until the first person pushes me in Target trying to get to a bright, shiny something or other. In the Crabby household we do celebrate Christmas, but between you and me, I think we … [Read more...]