Smiles on Valentine’s Day

I’ve been out of the Valentine’s Day “business” for a while now. I mean, not exactly. I still send cards (paper and electronic, now). But my old “job” of trying to bring smiles on Valentine’s Day is pretty much something I’ve retired from. Now, granted, the cards could be having that impact. I don’t always know… Read more »

The pen is mighty, but an implication is mightier

I know not to do it. You know not to do it. Heck, everyone knows not to do it. I’m counting my chickens.  And taking a victory lap. Will I jinx it? Can I snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? Follow along and find out why I say the pen is mighty, but an… Read more »

Save me from great ideas

Once again, those magnificent creative gods at Facebook have come up with new ideas. Ideas no one asked for, but, by golly, great ideas nonetheless. Save me from great ideas. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had a long-time feature running on my Facebook pages ever since the start of my Facebook “career”. This all began… Read more »

Don’t let outrage blind you

I know, I know. If you’re on the right, you’re all over the “secret society” FBI and its witch hunt against Donald Trump. And if you’re on the left, you’re incensed over the despotic decision to have a military “parade” for anything other than a victory at war. To both of you I say: don’t… Read more »

Mr. Egg meet Mr. Basket

If you’re like most people, you’ve gambled at some point in your life. Maybe it was in a casino. Could have been in the stock market. Perhaps it was that person you really wanted to ask out on a date. At some point, you’ve put it all out there. Maybe even, on occasion, too much…. Read more »

No need to get all physical

Welp, it’s that time of year again. The obsessing. The imagination running wild. It’s all about to come true. Or not. Either way, there’s no need to get all physical about it. That’s someone else’s job, actually. Now that I’m in my declining years (bell curve it, peeps), I faithfully go for my annual checkup with… Read more »

Tuck it away

It’s been nine years since I left my last job in Corporate America (“left” is a euphemism for laid off, which was a euphemism for fired). For a year after that fateful date, I still had access to some company benefits. One of those was the clinic, where I received some strange advice on my… Read more »

What a terrible loss it is to have hair

Earlier this week, I related the account of my tragedy with a prime rib roast. I mentioned I traveled to the fabulous Penn Dutch for my meats. On the return trip, a concatenation of events led me to socking conclusion. What a terrible loss it is to have hair. This will not be a post… Read more »

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 »