Monthly Archives: January 2012

What happened to small lemons?

Jeepers!  With my tennis mornings and poker nights falling on the same days, I have been squeezed to get my blogs done daily (as some of you have no doubt seen with my irregular publishing schedule). My intention was to start earlier on those days (Tuesdays and Thursdays) to make sure something got posted every… Read more »

Professional driver; do not attempt

January ushers in a smorgasbord of excellent sports events, ultimately driving me to sit for many hours in front of the television flipping between tennis (what a match in the final of the Australian!) or football (what a game in both semifinals of the NFL) or basketball (what a hype in the regular season Heat-Bulls rematch). Usually,… Read more »

Welcome to the jungle

Okay, okay, I’ll get to it already. I’ve mentioned in the past my (normally) attractive landscaping out front of the house.  It’s filled with surprisingly healthy and unfortunately fast-growing plants and trees.  It’s a source of great pride and equally great grief. The last time I ventured into this forest was prior to my Washington… Read more »

Clearly garbage

Today’s post is garbage.  No, really, it’s all about garbage. I’ve had the distinguished task of taking out the garbage since I reached a height in excess of the garbage bags.  “Back in the day” (gosh, I really must be getting old because I am using that phrase so much more), it seemed like taking out… Read more »

Sleeping on your bank

I was having breakfast with my friend this past weekend (at Tom Sawyer’s, a nice little place off the beaten path) and she was telling me about her trip to Italy and what she did there.  As the conversation ranged, she told me about something that staggered me, both in its unbelievable nature and chilling… Read more »

Planning my death

What?  Too melodramatic?  Too morbid?  Eh, read on… When I left my last job I had a reasonable plan for the rest of my life.  Most of it had to do with lazing around in the South Florida air and doing as much of nothing as I could after years of working hard at removing… Read more »

Back in the saddle

The first new post of 2012 affords me my favorite pastime before delving into the meat of today’s rambling, namely examining words and phrases.  In a manner familiar to my regular blog readers (all eight of you), I begin the post with an entirely unrelated digression. So, the term “back in the saddle”.  I get… Read more »

Blast from the past – #2 of 2011: “Moms”

Continuing our Besto f 2011 blogs – #2: This week ends with Mother’s Day, so I think it’s an appropriate time to dedicate this week’s posts to stories about Moms. My parents divorced when I was very little and my Dad remarried shortly after that, giving me two Moms for most of my life.  As… Read more »

Blast from the past – # 3 of 2011: “Spanking whitey”

Continuing our best of 2011 blogs with #3: Golf, or as my friend sometimes calls it, “spanking whitey” (hey I don’t make ‘em up, I just report ‘em), is the ultimate mind-games sport.  It’s terrible and terrific.  Exciting and exasperating.  Frustrating and fun.  And all of that can come on a single hole. Whoever created… Read more »