Meet Phil the Philatelist

Phil Phelps was a pharmacist living in Philadelphia with wife Phillis. His life was pathetically pedantic, so he became a philatelist.

He traded in stamps and stuck to it becoming quite prosperous. He became a philanthropist.

His increasing prosperity attracted a woman named Philomena. He became a philanderer.  

He tried philosophy but his prognosis remained paralyzed. A physic told him she could have predicted all this.

Note: What prompted me to write this short piece? I love playing with words and the English language gives us plenty of opportunities to do that. Join the fun; there are free games online.

About authorbillramsey

During his forty-year professional career, Bill Ramsey wrote magazine articles and business newsletters. Now retired in the mountains of western North Carolina, he writes a blog and has published four books. Bill's 2015 collection of concise, real-life essays is titled "What Do YOU Think?" He has also written "Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery)" and "Now That I Think About It. Bill's books and are available from and on all e-readers. See Follow Bill on Facebook at
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Meet Phil the Philatelist

  1. Glad to see you haven’t lost your enthusiasm for words. Write on, dude!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s