Moss, is humor writer from Tennessee. She writes a
weekly human interest column about daily life and the funny
things that happen to everyone.
She has written for the Daily News of Kingsport, Griffin Journal,
Oakridge Now, Atlanta Woman Magazine, Aberdeen Examiner, Angleton
Advocate, and Smyrna AM, a supplement of the Murfreesboro Daily News
Journal. She has been
published by Voyageur Press, McGraw Hill, and the good folks
at Guidepost Books. Her articles have appeared in
numerous anthologies and other publications, both in print and online.
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||Life's Little Lessons...
Life's Little Lessons about
buy a live Christmas tree unless you are a cat.
Christmas spirit is a mania created by commercial advertisers
Itís the gift that counts Ė disregard any information to the
Christmas is not for children, itís to give teachers some time
Fashion experts say sweaters with Santa and holly are cheesy
which shows what a bunch of scrooges they are.
No matter how you put the Christmas lights away, they will be
tangled next year.
Itís a mysterious law of Christmas physics.
The best things in life are free Ė but department stores
didnít get the memo.
Christmas gift bags and tissue paper are the best invention
since peppermint candy.
Snow is best when left outside, but preferably not on the
The best time to shop for decorations is after Christmas, but
who wants them then?
The more your child wants a toy, the greater the likelihood
every store is sold out.
Regardless of what toy you want, the next shipment will not be
Give children plastic gift cards and see how carefully they
spend their own money.
There is always room for another stuffed animal Ė at least in
a grandparentís opinion.
Wal-mart is the gift shop of last resort for the entire the
population of the U.S.
Regardless of the number of parking places, they will all be
taken when you get there.
Santa Claus really doesnít care whether you are naughty or
He has other things to worry about.
You always get Christmas cards from the people that you didnít
send one to.
There is no problem too great for a solution; however, there are
many gifts too large for boxes.
Other peopleís gifts to you always seem much nicer than what
you gave them Ė and vice versa.
Contrary to popular opinion, North Pole is in Oklahoma, Santa
Claus is in Indiana,
and Christmas is in Florida. Depressing, isnít it?
Silent night is something that happens on Christmas Eve to other
Childrenís TV specials are like Santa, on perpetual rerun year
White Christmas is a phenomena invented by songwriters to make
There is no such thing as a perfect Christmas, especially if you
forgot the batteries.
Copyright 2002 Sheila Moss
Nashville, TN 37219
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