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 »

I laugh so as not to weep

Yes, this was supposed to be on Friday, but these things happen. If you’ve been following along up until now, you’ve noticed the tone of the posts is usually light.  Even the occasional rant (such as Thursday’s) is hopefully accented to the positive.  That’s obviously on purpose. With the recent disaster in Japan fresh in… Read more »

From dogs to underdogs

Yes, I know last week was “sports week”, but an uncanny situation is developing in sports that demands some special attention.  You may have even heard about it. A few months ago, several of the NBA’s better players (including two often listed in the “top five”) decided to join together on one team in the… Read more »

I forget when I stopped remembering

I’m always impressed by people’s recall of their early childhood years.  I have a terrible time remembering what the heck went on in those days, except for some selective memories of personal quality (and an occasional icky one or two). I have come up with three possible scenarios for this apparent inadequacy compared to other… Read more »

Reach out and touch someone

Over the course of this blog, you will see me referring to advertising slogans, jingles and campaigns many times.  The peculiar offshoot of my original advertising degree is that I have a Warhol-like memory for ads throughout my lifetime, while suffering a curious lapse in many other areas (I think I mentioned I would do… Read more »

We are the champions

More than once on this blog you’ve read me going on about how lucky a life I’ve had.  This is not intended as bragging or one-upmanship and I certainly don’t want to bore you with endless repetition of a theme.  But I am deeply appreciative of what I have; living in a country of great… Read more »