I Can’t Resist

A twenty-seven year old woodworking teacher in Missouri was arrested for having sex with a sixteen year old student. Her picture is not horrible, and I am sure with a ton of makeup, a push-up bra, and the right conditions, she could be every horny sixteen year-old’s dream girl. To all his buddies he isContinue reading “I Can’t Resist”


Everywhere you look…problems. Here’s a few solutions… “I kill people everywhere I go,” says a madman arrested for murders in Ohio and New Mexico. That’s a problem. Solution: don’t let him go anywhere. Put him in a prison camp and throw away the key. Better yet… Kids are getting killed in our schools… That’s aContinue reading “Solutions”


How many years and how many lives later, a dog owner is being held accountable for a murder his unrestrained dog committed on a little girl. Dogs are not natural killers; they are taught that and I hope the owner has to suffer some horrible consequences, commensurate with the pain inflicted by his dog. IContinue reading “Finally!”

Cross Your Fingers

Start with NFL player Damar Hamlin, a safety who plays for the Buffalo Bills. He collapsed in a heap tonight after making a strong tackle on a Bengal opponent. I have suffered many injuries for which I have paid the price, and I have certainly witnessed many injuries and I will tell you witnessing isContinue reading “Cross Your Fingers”

I Hate to Say It, but…

Did I not say it was going to be a rough go of it travelling this holiday season? I actually feel bad for being so right. All you see on the news is the pariah they are making out of Southwest Airlines for their volatile cancellation fiasco that saw 90% of ALL US flight cancellationsContinue reading “I Hate to Say It, but…”

Merry Christmas

I know; it was yesterday, but I was too busy having fun and enjoying our holiday Turkey Dinner with just the two of us, the Diaz Brothers, and a twenty-six pound turkey. The snow is about a foot deep everywhere, and it doesn’t look like there is any 2022 city budget money left to roustContinue reading “Merry Christmas”

Putting on a Show

Every performer’s purpose. Going over the top. In 1983 the restaurant in which I was manager, closed down. My District Manager walked in and said, “Let’s take a walk.” I pretty much had an idea of impending bad news. Hell, I could read. Nation’s Restaurant News had already broken the news. I was moved toContinue reading “Putting on a Show”

Getting it Just Right

Perfectionists.  I am one. Sometimes. Often confused with obsessive-compulsive behavior, there are several schools of thought that address it. One is the idealist, the person who actually believes perfection is possible. The other school posits that perfection is not possible. Of the two, the former is way more palatable to me because at bare minimum,Continue reading “Getting it Just Right”

News Makers

Used to be the news stations would report the news. Then came the insidious VNR’s and the news was now not what it is, but what the news stations want you to think it is. Colored by whatever political affiliations and agendas, news is now identified as “red” or “blue.” Either way, a load ofContinue reading “News Makers”

Goodbye and Farewell

The closer I get to my own denouement, the more people that pass into the Next Sphere that have affected my life. I was a Leave it to Beaver guy. Wally (Tony Dow) was the prototypical big brother from the fifties. I suppose he reminded me of my own big brother. Eddie Haskell was money.Continue reading “Goodbye and Farewell”