I always thought I would have more time.

It was inevitable, of course, but still, I thought it wouldn’t be for a while.

But, there it is. No sense weeping or whining. Time to face up to the facts and … Read the rest

Back in the swing?

So here’s a funny situation for you: retired man, physically capable, time and money on his hands, lives in South Florida…

…and doesn’t play golf.

Yes, I know, it’s as if the very laws of science and nature are breaking … Read the rest

I should have been a bug

Little did I know when I penned the amorous adventures of Jeremy with the Queen Ant that I would one day be the subject of life imitating art.

I’ve always been on good terms with insects. We get along well. … Read the rest

Reality vs. rhetoric: Being president vs. becoming president

Oh, those annoying nitpickers with memories…

Donald Trump rode an unconventional (I’m being charitable) campaign all the way to the big seat in the White House. He made a lot of brash and bold claims and his people loved him … Read the rest

Unmatchable, the final chapter

Well. That answers that.

In all likelihood, “that” has always been the answer.

No, you’re not coming in on the middle of a conversation. Or, perhaps, in some ways, you are. It’s a long-running debate I’ve been having and even … Read the rest

What’s worse than being a crummy cook?

Being a good one, of course!

I sealed my doom when I took upon me this challenge to cook a new recipe each month this year. The only requirement I put on myself was that they all be a favorite … Read the rest


Or, how I love it when a plan comes together.

Sometimes, things just work out for the better and the pieces fall into place, through simple good fortune. Such was my week as a non-hermit.

As we all know, I … Read the rest

Battles in outer space

Or, more precisely, out of space.

As I recently mentioned, I’ve given up on trying to read via an e-reader (in my case, a Kindle). That leaves me in an untenable position, however.

Because, I don’t just like paperbacks (and … Read the rest

The first cut is the deepest…

…but the second hurts pretty bad, too.

Okay, relax, this isn’t going to be one of those tear-jerkers about my broken heart (it’s actually doing pretty okay these days). But it is one of many tears.

As you all know, … Read the rest

Master of my universe

Too long have I played the role of the mastered. No longer. Now, I am the master.

I have allowed the preternatural cold air lingering in South Florida to imprison me in my domicile. Eliminating from me that pristine time … Read the rest