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 Festival. For many years, I would try to gather a gaggle of people and head… 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 »

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 statement.  It’s not false modesty or humility.  It’s acute self-awareness.  There are plenty of things… Read more »

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 and co-workers (well, maybe them, but only for a little bit), but we do have… Read more »

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 a “pick-up” game.  You can get by with two for tennis or basketball and you… Read more »

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 and yet I have committed to daily blogs.  That leads to the question of whether… 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 »

Truly a Miracle

Just returned from witnessing my friend’s first child being born and I have to say it is the most amazing thing I have ever had the honor to see.  If anything merits a “bonus blog” over the weekend, surely a few words about this does. That was the first time I have been in the delivery room… Read more »

Death and Life

Brief post week comes to an end on a somber note as I reflect on my friends’ Corgi passing away this morning due to a particularly nasty thing that has done plenty of damage on two-legged people. This was especially distressing for my friends, as their other Corgi died just six months ago at a… 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 »