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 in the nation. A new era has unfolded as old men, […]
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, done. Today, it’s 27 degrees outside, with a predicted high of 33. My friends in Florida still think I am nuts for leaving all that fun in the sun, trading […]
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 the heavens will suddenly open up and swallow me whole […]
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 […]
On Top Of Old Fogey.
My birthday is once again on the horizon. This one will be a milestone of sorts. First, I will have outlived my father by a year as the Grim Reaper didn’t bother to stop by to say an eternal hello. Second, it will be my birth year. If you know what year I was born, […]
You Can Count On It.
I’ve been bothered as of late. It seems that the next generations coming through the pipeline don’t seem to understand the concept of accountability. I can safely say my generation learned the lesson well. It was often pounded into our thick skulls by our parents when we were late from a date or were somewhere […]
This week’s collective tragedies seems to have put us against the ropes. We are like Mohammed Ali on an off night. We’re up against the ropes, both arms blocking the punches to our face, hoping like hell we don’t fall to the mat and stay out for the count. That’s not the world I grew […]
Riding The Stage Coach.
I can be hypercritical of many writer’s work. I guess that’s what happens when you write for a living. You put your work out there for others to critique, and you critique the work of others in return. I recently read Mark Manson’s Four Stages of Life and I must say it was terrific. It crystalized […]
All The Pretty Horses.
It’s pretty well established that I don’t like things that go up and down or round and round. Rollercoasters: tried them, don’t like them. Too much like life. That said, I can be talked into going on one occasionally, but I won’t go on any high-tech coaster. Life is filled with enough adrenaline; I don’t […]
The Night Was Balmy And So Was I…
Brewster McCabe and I have been good pals for the last 30 years. It’s been something of a love/hate relationship, as we haven’t always been on the best of terms. That happens when you’ve lived with someone for so long. While you relish the core of the relationship and look forward to seeing each other […]