I’m not oblivious

There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world. Really, when isn’t there?

In the moment, it tends to feel as if there’s never been a time like this. Unless you count the time before or the time yet … Read the rest

Guns don’t kill people

Let me stop you right there and say that I don’t know the answer. I don’t know how we make this better. How to keep people safe and respect the freedoms of Americans to own guns. Okay? So, take down … Read the rest

“It’s a very big ocean”

I’ll admit, when I was growing up, I didn’t really know where Puerto Rico was.

I mean, we were taught geography in school and I had an atlas, but I was always confused. Was it up near New York (I … Read the rest

What is patriotism?

There’s been quite a lot of conversation about this recently, spoken and written with the utter certainty of someone who has an opinion.

Although I am never in short supply of an opinion, I am often just short of sounding … Read the rest

I see food and I cook it

Seafood. Ah, my second love (next to BBQ).

Growing up in South Florida has always been a gift. Among many other things was the opportunity to sample so much seafood, much of it self-caught in my early days.

But, generally, … Read the rest

Itchy trigger finger

Tap…tap…tap…

Fingers on the table top. Foot on the floor. Picture the impatient man.

Chomping at the bit. Gnashing the teeth. Jumping at the chance. Eager beaver.

When. When is the question.

I’ve now got my main skeleton performers effectively … Read the rest

Arboreal aggravation

I had all sorts of witticisms and puns planned to open this post, but I decided, nah, my current and expected aggravation with my Homeowners’ Association (HOA) suggests a more sober tone.

My home is just about perfect for me. … Read the rest

Practice makes perfect?

Yeesh. Hasn’t Mom Nature made her point already?

In redundant fashion, more hurricanes formed in the Atlantic recently, once again putting up the prospect of an Atlantic storm map with three hurricanes at the same time.

What used to be … Read the rest

And that’s why I shouldn’t go on roofs

Heights and I have a complicated relationship. We get along best when we’re apart. I’ve always been afraid of allowing us to get too close.

When I’m in an airplane, staring out a reinforced window at the ground thousands of … Read the rest

Maybe I’m not cut out to be a hermit after all

Hurricane Irma came and went. It left many without their homes, some without their lives. It only left me without the world.

Throughout the whole event, electricity glowed like an anchor to the power of mankind in the face of … Read the rest