New Year’s Revolutions

Everybody makes them every year and every year we break our resolve and return to the behavior we wish to eliminate from our lives. I never break a New Year’s resolution. Never. Because I don’t make any. I don’t think I ever got drunk enough to make a resolution to stop drinking. There was thisContinue reading “New Year’s Revolutions”

The Latest

What the hell is it with everyone taking plane videos of rude or unruly passengers when they are travelling? Watch the movie. Nap. If someone is being a real asshole and threatening to disrupt my itinerary, then you have my blessing to throw them out of the plane when it climbs to 10,000 feet. SoContinue reading “The Latest”

It’s Happening Folks

Whether we want it or not, one of the great rivers of the world, the Mighty Mississippi River, is drying up. Believe it. But there’s no global warming. Right. We have seen smaller lakes (Lake Meade outside Las Vegas comes to mind) and rivers start to disappear, but this river is crucial to our country.Continue reading “It’s Happening Folks”

Pinch Me

I have to make sure I am not seeing things. Did I see a headline that said Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick told a sob story about losing all their money in the infamous Bernie Madoff’s machinations? Boo fucking hoo. Here is the All-American boy who has been in every movie ever made since heContinue reading “Pinch Me”

Against the Grain

Not everyone is destined to go with the flow, to navigate the road well-travelled. Some examples? How about Billy Hayes walking the opposite direction around the wheel in Midnight Express? That simple gesture was such a powerful moment in the movie where the American prisoner finally decided that he was NOT going along with theContinue reading “Against the Grain”

Mourning

Obviously, I did not post a blog to mark the season-opening loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes. It wasn’t the romp everyone expected, but it was starting to look like if the game were just a bit longer, the score would have been more lopsided. My boys were wearing down against the huge linemen ofContinue reading “Mourning”

 In So Many Words…

I prefer the succinct to the loquacious. In my book Emotions: Not your Mama’s ABC’s! I have taken the genre of the short story and synthesized it. Distilling the product to deliver an entire story within the lines of just a few carefully constructed sentences and paragraphs. I derived my main writing style and inspirationContinue reading ” In So Many Words…”

Waiting

I’m not real good at waiting. A few minutes, maybe, but make me sit past what I consider a reasonable time (five minutes after our scheduled time…MAYBE, but most likely, maybe not) and I won’t be there when you arrive. Never make the mistake of verifying your scheduled time, because to me, that carves itContinue reading “Waiting”

Skateboarding

I missed skateboarding when it first came out as an activity for kids because I was living in a tiny Japanese village. However, everyone had a bicycle. Even in towns and even larger cities, swarms of bicycles. When I returned to the states, we didn’t stay in my birth state of California, we went allContinue reading “Skateboarding”

Lazy Sunday

I can’t wait for fall sports to start back up. The Domestic Despot is off my case today, as she had just a little too much vino last night. I can tell when she is at her limit when she asks to smoke pot. She never smokes pot. Dead giveaway. I practiced a few hoursContinue reading “Lazy Sunday”