Posts Categorized: Family

Barracuda shoulda woulda

“Fish Week” is drawing to a close, but I couldn’t allow the entire week to pass without telling the tales of the battles between man and fish…where the fish wins.  Two of our stories revolve around the titular hunter of the not-so-deep, the speedy and sleek barracuda. You are my sunshine It was on one… Read more »

Disaster at sea

You don’t grow up in Florida and not spend a good amount of time in a boat. Okay, I guess you could grow up and not do that, but you would miss a big part of the fun of living on a peninsula. I have had many adventures on the water and a fair share… Read more »

Size matters

When I was a kid, some of the most fun I had was catching and raising salt-water fish in my aquarium.  You’ve read many times about my happiness living in Florida.  Easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and Florida’s terrific shorelines, including the reefs, is just another reason why it’s great to live here. My… Read more »

Something fishy

My childhood friend is in town and between dinner last night and preparing a BBQ for him and his gaggle, I’m a little behind schedule.  While the ribs are slow grilling, let me try to get a post in now and see if I can make up the missing post before the weekend. We’re back on… Read more »

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 straw effigy of me.  In fact, as I’ve represented myself fairly consistently through this blog,… Read more »

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 to add a few new bits to the dialog. As stated earlier (in the post… Read more »

Nuts to Soup

Brief post week continues… Our last food post was about nuts in brownies and how I grew up without them in mine.  Now let’s have a quick chat about soup.  Specifically, Grandma’s super-delicious and impossible to recreate soup.  This could be the best soup ever created.  It was that good. I have always enjoyed soup,… Read more »

Flower of youth

Ah, February.  With it comes my second favorite holiday of the year (we’ll get to my favorite in a later post). Not difficult to figure out what day that is, obviously, so let me hasten on to today’s “memory lane” entry and explain why. I love flowers.  All flowers, really, but certainly the flowers that… Read more »

It was funny when I….

You can fill in the blank…wrote it, said it, thought it.  You know, you had to be there. The funny thing about trying to be funny is that the only thing you’re absolutely sure of is that you thought you were funny at the time. There are plenty of times when you are telling a… Read more »

The terrible suffering of the lawful and orderly

It’s perplexing to me the traits people choose to make fun of in others.  We’ve discussed previously the awful prejudice visited upon me simply due to my gender (for those who missed it, check out the “But you’re a man…” post).  That is tough enough, but at least I shared that pain with all men. … Read more »