Posts Categorized: Family

Considering celebrity

One of the staples of these large conventions is the bringing in of guests.  These range from the relatively obscure to the wildly popular.  The basic law of economics operates efficiently in these situations:  The most in demand “stars” charge high prices for either photo ops or autographs; the most in demand artists charge high… Read more »

Mega memories

Today will be a two-post day, to catch up for missing Monday.  A little support network with my friend and her 6-week old took out a big chunk of the day.  I discovered he likes sucking on my pinky more than his pacifier.  It’s always nice to find new ways to make kids happy. Speaking… Read more »

Have a niece day

Enjoying kids as much as I do and not having any of my own doesn’t create as many problems as you might think. I have plenty of “nephews” and “nieces” from a variety of friends, where I am most often given the “Uncle Jeffrey” treatment.  But I only have two authentic nieces. As most parents… Read more »

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 »