Who’s to Blame?

Everyone does it. Not many people are evolved enough to go through life without blaming someone or something. For the most part, I am good with my spot on the totem pole of athletes. Nowhere near the top, but also no way near the bottom, either. When you combine a fierce resolve to win withContinue reading “Who’s to Blame?”

My Three Cents

If you saw my blog yesterday, I need to take some of my own medicine. Just when I proclaimed that our lawmakers in Congress would never come together on anything, that they were too divisive to get anything done, they pass a bill by a vote tally of 419-0. There’s a reason I am notContinue reading “My Three Cents”

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”


You asked for it, you got it. Amber McLaughlin. In an episode right out of Criminal Minds, a funeral home owner was making a tidy profit by dismembering corpses and selling off their body parts. In another episode right out of Criminal Minds, a woman is killed when a rogue wave hit a cruise ship.Continue reading “Equality”

No Complaints

When it comes to dining out, I possess a great deal of empathy for people employed in the food service industry, from the dishwasher trainee to the prissy Executive Chef; all of them. In my career, and you have heard this a thousand times before, I’m sure, but I started at the lowest of theContinue reading “No Complaints”

The Great Chili Cookoff of 1992

I was working as an Executive for a very exclusive, very expensive resort in the southwest. I was not just an Executive Chef for three independent business units, I was also front of the house GM for them. It sounds like I had three full-time positions, but in reality, it was more like six. ThroughoutContinue reading “The Great Chili Cookoff of 1992”

It’s Not What You Know

It’s who you know. No question about it. In some Middle Eastern cultures, they believe that everyone has “markers” in their life that guide, inform, and help them as they make their way through this world. I’ve had several myself; I include my big brother Ed as one, as he was very supportive of meContinue reading “It’s Not What You Know”

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”

For Real?

It can’t be real life. This guy Nick Fuentes is a white supremacist? Did he get dropped on his head when he was a baby? Somebody, anybody needs to explain to him that his ancestors would be slaves and workers in the REAL white supremacists’ houses, businesses and plantations. Or they might be squatting inContinue reading “For Real?”

Crazy World

I was just writing about Brittany Griner yesterday, and JoJo is finally prepared to talk with BabyHead Putin about a prisoner exchange. Not that I am claiming any sort of influence, but it is interesting timing. We are always hearing about fires, and many encroach on my old west coast home in Santa Barbara, butContinue reading “Crazy World”