Mary Tompsett

Since 1995 have written for numerous publications. Two previous humor columns: POSING AS NORMAL, and THE VILLAGE IDIOM. Won a few contests. No fame, no big money, but having a blast.

Green: Fun, Foibles and Eeew

April 12, 2024
Boston’s subways have surely been upgraded, but I remember riding the Green Line in decrepit, claustrophobic cars, swapping oxygen and dead skin cells with strangers. Worse yet, science tells us we constantly exchange atoms with everything around us. On a good day, this sounds like a galactic square dance, atoms swirling maniacally but without string ties and pastel taffeta. On

Hairballs and Fridge Dolls

Author Hugh Prather said, “No matter what we talk about, we are talking about ourselves.” Whoa, nowhere to hide?? Normally I work with safety harness and a spotter, but I’ll start this off with a mention about the Victorian series, Miss Scarlet & the Duke, and its plot line of
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