Monthly Archives: March 2017

The first cut is the deepest…

…but the second hurts pretty bad, too. Okay, relax, this isn’t going to be one of those tear-jerkers about my broken heart (it’s actually doing pretty okay these days). But it is one of many tears. As you all know, perhaps too much at his point, I’ve recently taken to cooking as a Russian political… Read more »

Master of my universe

Too long have I played the role of the mastered. No longer. Now, I am the master. I have allowed the preternatural cold air lingering in South Florida to imprison me in my domicile. Eliminating from me that pristine time before cars and small mammals roam the roads and the colorful appearance of the sun… Read more »

I give up

Forget it. Finito. It’s over. No mas. I’m done with the wave of the future. It came, I tried, I give up. An ever-increasing wave of technology has invaded our lives. I’m a gadget man. I am. But one gadget has exhausted my patience and capacity. E-readers. Spurred on both by the lower prices and… Read more »

Struggling with health issues

Promises, promises. Today, the Republican side of Congress tries again to pass its health care law, a not much better named AHCA (vs. ACA). Hopefully, you’ve taken time to review the bill’s major thrusts, if not the whole bill (few have either the time or the spare brain cells to read the entire document). You… Read more »

No time like the present

Sigh. The headline phrase is most associated with getting up off your butt and doing something. I had a blog post all about my procrastination issues and some solutions for it when life forced another – more pressing – meaning to the headline. There is no time like the present. None that I can recall,… Read more »

Of two minds

It’s amusing to use my horoscope sign to explain some of my more contradictory traits. For example, how I have a degree in Advertising and another in Accounting. How I can create complex macro-driven workbooks at the same time as I publish a company newsletter filled with humor and imaginary “articles”. How I can rationally… Read more »

Filling in the blanks

This past weekend, I stopped into a small jewelry store to get the lobster clasp on my chain repaired. In reality, these things are never “repaired”, they are replaced and, being gold, it’s actually a pretty penny. It’s a chain passed down from my maternal Grandpa and the only jewelry I wear, so I didn’t… Read more »

I’m too young or too healthy to watch cable news

I must admit, I’ve been somewhat magnetized to the news over the past several months. And while it’s maddening the number of channels there are out there, I’ve whittled my flipping between CNN, MSNBC and FOX. There is some repetitiveness to the reporting, of course, even given the widely disparate viewpoints of those three cable… Read more »

If you’ll just let me explain…

When I was young, not tiny, mind you, but young (probably late single/early double digits), my Dad saw a horror movie that he stole a line from and used constantly on me and my sister. As near as I can reconstruct his description, there was this guy in a hospital bed and every time he… Read more »

Not a total jerk

Okay. How about we get right to it. My month of March new recipe was going to be Jamaican jerk chicken. In preparation for this unique concoction, I ordered a food processor from Amazon Prime. My free 2-day shipping got it to me in one day. An auspicious beginning to be sure! I had made… Read more »