Just Sign On The Bottom Line.

Kat and I have been retirement home shopping lately. The big day is several years still on the horizon, but we decided to get an early start so we could actually plan something in our lives for a change. This led us to check out the new Latitudes Margaritaville in...

The Secrets of the Fire Swamp.

I just returned from Florida. You know, that place I lived almost a decade ago that I often referred to as Hell. Well, I’ve discovered a few things on this last trip. First, Florida wasn’t really Hell. The relationship I was in was Hell. I got the two...

Going The Distance.

When I was a wee boy and a beardless youth, I fell madly in love with a girl just down the street. Well, she would have been just down the street if her parents – who were besties with my parents – hadn’t moved to Hermiston, Oregon. I would have...

Quicher Bitchin’.

I’ve been thinking about choices a lot lately. I’ve made some great choices in my lifetime and some famously disastrous ones. I suppose we all have. The wonderful thing about choices is that in many cases, they can be improved upon or changed by the...

What A Coincidence?

I went to the Alan Doyle concert Friday nigh. If you don’t know who Alan is, well, how about lead singer of Great Big Sea? Newfie music? Kitchen party? O.K., so he may not be well known. But he does draw a rabid following of fans who love his songs of the sea...

I Just Don’t Believe It.

There seems to be a lot of deniers out there these days. They seem to deny everything too, from the earth being round and man landing on the moon to the Holocaust. Most recently, I came upon some denier threads that maintained that the launch of Elon Musk’s...

The Long And Short Of It.

I have been watching these commercials lately about the little blue pill. You know the one. It has senior women running for their very lives at The Villages in Florida, that swinging senior singles community that has the highest level of sexually transmitted diseases...

A Man For All Seasons.

It’s the day after New Years. The tree and all the decorations have been returned to the garage. The Christmas music is over. The holiday baking,┬ádone. Today, it’s 27 degrees outside, with a predicted high of 33. My friends in Florida still think I am nuts...

The Clearance Sale.

Well, it’s almost the end of the year and in the spirit of the holiday season, I’ve decided to give away a lot of topics that really didn’t warrant a thousand words. Now, It’s not that a thousand words are somehow magical. It’s not like...

Damnimals.

Let me start by saying I am a dog lover. I have been all my life. I have owned five wonderful dogs in this lifetime, or should I say, they owned me. Barney was such a great companion that he saw me through the tragic death of my brother. The other saw me through that...