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Evaluating the gene pool

My wife, the Pearl of the Orient, and I have invested a lot of years—and substantial cash—in the gene pool.

With year-end upon us, perhaps it’s time to review those investments and decide which ones should be liquidated.

On the negative column are all those colds that are brought home from school and visited upon visiting grandparents. Could certainly do without them.

Then there is the complete absence of spare change from both my pockets and the top of the dresser. At first I thought it was just the Pearl gleaning my cash, but she always left me enough for coffee.

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