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 »

Standing the test of time

“Brief week” continues… I was micro-zapping some lunch today and realized that I was still using the dish and top from an old microwave meal sold many years ago (raise your hand if you remember “Le Menu”, the first of the “upscale” microwave craze). It occurs to me that I have a (trait, quirk, defect)… Read more »

Briefly

It came to my attention after reviewing the recent blogs that many of these posts are long.  Given that some of you possibly have lives outside my website, I am designating this week as “brief post week”. There may be some cynical people out there that say this is nothing more than a transparent stunt… Read more »

A nutty discussion

Our final installment for “memory lane week” comes a weekend late and a memory short, but that was Super Bowl weekend!  Who has time for workly pursuits (yes, I am destroying the English language before your eyes) when there are preparations to make? Still, today’s post is kinda-sorta a memory lane post, so let’s just… Read more »