Monthly Archives: February 2011

Moneyball

It’s sports week here at the JMD blog in honor of the calendar turning to March and the huge schedule of events that occurs beginning that month.  Usually, there is no particular order in my ramblings, but, as a special … Read the rest

Really?

As a word lover, I’m always interested how new words get added to the lexicon or how a word suddenly “catches fire” and ends up being used (and overused) by everyone.  Driven either by popular entertainment or cultural blending, the … Read the rest

Egghead

As President’s Day weekend passes (and I’m sure all of you put on powdered wigs or top hats all weekend), so also passes an annual festival down in a snappy area of South Florida known as the Coconut Grove Arts … Read the rest

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

I’m a marked man.

No, I’ve not done anything important enough to warrant a contract out on me.  I’ve not run over any pets, jinxed any sports teams or otherwise engaged the wrath of townsfolk to light fires under a … Read the rest

I’m not smart…

…I’m quick.

Many times (especially in “Corporate America”), I have been “accused” of being smart.  The statement is usually something like this:  “Jeff, you’re smart” or “You’re smart, Jeff”.  Leaves very little ambiguity, huh?

I have always vigorously denied the … Read the rest

Let’s do lunch

One of the more bemusing conventions of modern society is the tendency to arrange many social engagements around food.

I think I’ve got it figured out (not that it’s that difficult).  I mean, we don’t have to see family, friends … Read the rest

Goodbye Mr. Spalding

If it’s February in Florida it must mean it’s nearing time for Baseball’s Grapefruit League, otherwise known as spring training to start.

I love baseball.  It’s my favorite sport to play, even if it’s the toughest outdoor sport to have … Read the rest

This space for rent

I was about halfway through a long blog on memory when I stopped to reread it and discovered it was utterly boring.

This creates quite a problem, since I can’t think of anything interesting to fill the space here today … Read the rest

Everyone should be a Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day and I have decided to recount to all of you how I honored my Mom every year after her passing.  A few loyal readers of my old blog may have heard this tale before, but I hope … Read the rest

Truly a Miracle

Just returned from witnessing my friend’s first child being born and I have to say it is the most amazing thing I have ever had the honor to see.  If anything merits a “bonus blog” over the weekend, surely a … Read the rest