The roaring of the crowd

They flip you off in traffic.  You moan about them in check out lines.  They annoy you.  You aggravate them.  But put them all together in a round bowl with colorful people running around and we’re all closer than our … Read the rest

Walk a mile in his shoes

Now that we’ve determined that all of sports is populated by greedy, selfish, immoral people without the ability to moderate their insatiable appetites for drugs, alcohol and more lurid pursuits, what’s left?  Is there anything redeeming about this squabbling group … Read the rest

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