I should have listened to Obi-Wan

Rare is the person I come into contact with who likes beef as much as me. Medium rare is the way I like my beef. Especially if it’s prime rib. This is the sorrowful tale that can only lead anyone who reads it to the conclusion that I should have listened to Obi-Wan. Let’s start… Read more »

The reason why golf courses are disappearing

Society has it tough. “It” gets blamed for lots of stuff. Almost everything, in fact. Most of the time, this is uncalled for. The roots of the specific problem are usually more local or intimate. However society is the reason why golf courses are disappearing. Let me ‘splain. This is going to be one of… Read more »

Time traveling with Facebook

A little over seven years ago, I was preparing to publish my first book. Everything I had read as well as my publisher said I needed a web presence. So, I created this website and also a Facebook page. What was needed was regular content and what I decided on ultimately has me time traveling… Read more »

Put the lemon in the coconut

With no apologies to the Harry Nilsson song from my youth (which I quite enjoyed singing to), I have a problem. It’s a problem of surprise and dismay. And maybe, just maybe, it could be solved if they had put the lemon in the coconut. First, let me say that I am not averse to… Read more »

It’s the way it is said

Social media has ushered in great changes to the world. From communication to connection, the various media have opened up and brought together many people. An embarrassment of riches in both content and comment. And sometimes, just plain embarrassment. Not because of what is said, but because of the way it is said. Before I… Read more »

Cold weather has me by the short hairs

And now for something completely different. A short treatise on how cold weather has me by the short hairs. Over the course of my youth and young adulthood, I battled my ultra-curly and ultra thick hair. In a variety of ways, my hair gave me great challenges. At the same time, it also provided me… Read more »

Racism is stupid

Since I left Corporate America, I’ve had a nice rebirth in humanity. Less anger, more tolerance. Less impatience, more perspective. So, given those improvements in worldview, I feel I can see and say this statement clearly: Racism is stupid. A digression about the word stupid for a moment… I don’t care for the word much…. Read more »

I’m uncomfortable being a meanie

I’ve been in a posting rut for a few days. Not because I’m lacking things I want to ramble about. Something difficult is freezing me. It all stems from the fact that I’m uncomfortable being a meanie. If I was to analyze the most paralyzing reasons why I procrastinate, being a meanie would be at… Read more »

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a…towel?

And now for a bit of fluff. Sure, there are lots of interesting bits of news out there, but it’s my blog and I want to ramble. And, yes, I know Fuzzy was a bear. For reasons you will shortly read, today Fuzzy Wuzzy was a towel. Much of my home life (going all the… Read more »

Yente the (Brazilian?) Matchmaker

South Florida was a pretty nifty place to grow up in when I was young. Thanks to The Great One himself (Jackie Gleason) we were a hub of entertainment and arts. It’s where you came to film Bond movies, watch variety shows and go to theater. My Mom was especially keen on exposing me to… Read more »