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”

Super Sunday

One of my fondest memories from living in England was staying for six months in a very old English manor house in Oxford when we first arrived. When you are in a military family, it was the moving that got to you after a while. Girlfriends, schools, countries; always changing. So when we arrived inContinue reading “Super Sunday”

Not in My Contract

When I first started out in the restaurant business, my big brother told me he would make me his Assistant Manager in his Sambo’s restaurant after learning how to do everything. And I do mean everything. From the parking lot, trash dumpsters, dishwashing, mopping, I mean I did not get one break from Ed. IContinue reading “Not in My Contract”

Staying Put

I make no apologies for the way I am wired. You must take your complaints to a much higher level than myself. In the height of my career in restaurant management, I was flattered to receive several offers from other restaurants and I took five flights for interviews. The first was in Charlotte, North Carolina.Continue reading “Staying Put”

Choices

At least in a democratic society we are supposed to have many choices; that is what a democracy is all about after all. For some unknown reason, no one has ever approached me to ask my opinions on Roe v Wade. Here they are: Firstly, no man should be a part of the legislative processContinue reading “Choices”