Must Be Tough Getting Old

I know, we are all getting older by the minute, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it affect your mindset. You don’t have to act old even if you are. By that I mean don’t do all the old stuff people expect old people to do. Stop going out to eat dinner atContinue reading “Must Be Tough Getting Old”

Enough is Enough

The little lawn gnome BabyHead Putin is at it again. Enough is enough with detaining Brittany Griner. Call it timing, coincidence, or whatever, but JoJo is heading to Asia just as our favorite North Korean maniac Kim Jong-un has decided on launching a long-range missile test. Go figure. Pakistan just got hit with an outbreakContinue reading “Enough is Enough”

Good Karma

Everyone needs it. Karma is tangible to those of us who believe in it. It is inevitable. Putin needs good karma if anyone ever did. He was humiliated to the point of pity at his Big Day celebration of his “swift and efficient” defeat of Ukraine. Except the Ukrainians didn’t get the memo. They didContinue reading “Good Karma”

Buffets

Who doesn’t love a beautifully crafted buffet replete with ice carvings and hot and cold delicacies? Being in food service so long it just goes to figure that I would have some experience with buffets. As an eager Assistant Manager at a fine dinner house in Santa Barbara, we had a buffet that I supervised,Continue reading “Buffets”

Mr. 500

Not this post. Yesterday’s post was the 500th post I have been credited with making on my blog. That’s like writing a book, which I found to be one of the hardest things I ever did in my life. Since my posts average around 500 words each, I have written 250,000 and I am stillContinue reading “Mr. 500”

Tranquilo

Staying calm. Cool under pressure. Not everyone has it 100% of the time. I’m probably in the high eighties if I am really being honest with myself. I had to “beat” a polygraph test in order to land a major casino Executive Chef job in Las Vegas. Answering truthfully all the questions set up toContinue reading “Tranquilo”

I’m Baaack

I am getting ready to leave for my gig. I decided to open with Whiskey Bent and Hellbound to show my country chops right off the bat. Talk to you later. In the meantime, here are the entries (preface and short-story) for the letter N and the emotion is needy. This will be my lastContinue reading “I’m Baaack”

Mom’s

I was on another unknown road I took on my personal odyssey in the seventies. We were up in the beautiful Wasatch mountains of Utah. A beer in one hand, a doobie in the other, and my German Shorthaired Pointer Chopper with his head out the passenger window, pink tongue flapping in the wind. IContinue reading “Mom’s”

Saving

If I have a goal, such as buying real estate or an expensive trip, or something tangible, I can save with no problems. Now. In my youth, as soon as I had a penny in my pocket, it was gone. I helped keep theAmerican economy flowing. My money wasn’t in my pockets, or my wallet,Continue reading “Saving”

Lucky Star

I just thanked mine for leading me to the Lucky Star Brewery in Miamisburg, Ohio. It is a small brewery located on Second Street and it is definitely my kind of place.  Old, brick and wood, good food, lots of beers, and tonight a 6-10 open mic. I was surprised at the early crowd ofContinue reading “Lucky Star”