Bigger Than I Ever Knew

I am on record as saying my big brother Ed is one of my biggest heroes and I always wondered what it would be like to bear the responsibility of having a younger sibling. I had a chance to find out when I was in my late thirties. I was living in Norman, Oklahoma andContinue reading “Bigger Than I Ever Knew”

Faster Food

I have been living on fast food for the past six weeks. I have eaten more burgers, fries, etc. in that time than I did in my entire life except high school, when I would eat about 8 Whoppers before and after football practice. And then go home and eat dinner with the family. ThatContinue reading “Faster Food”

Making Hay

“Making hay while the sun shines,” is an old expression that refers to taking advantage of one’s opportunities as conditions allow. It does not mean charging ninety-dollars for two and a half bags of groceries. I understand the greed of the world’s oil producers and, maybe not in my lifetime, but there will come aContinue reading “Making Hay”

Making Magic

I was a good chef. Scratch that; I was a very good chef. Like all good chefs, I had my faults. I drank too much. I worked too hard. I ate the worst foods at the worst times. I had a short temper. I was tough on my staff. Although my talent and accumulated skillContinue reading “Making Magic”

Hard Cider

Everywhere you look, hard ciders are in. If a flavor in nature can be reproduced chemically in a laboratory, that flavor is on its way. When I was a thirteen-year old kid in England I discovered the best thing (besides birds) that a young kid could get his hands on, was hard cider, or justContinue reading “Hard Cider”

My Bad

Since I spent most of the day bringing my wife back to the land of the living, I did not get a chance to tape my next audio installment. So I am doing it now and as soon as I finish off this celebratory bowl of Sativa, I will read the Preface for the letterContinue reading “My Bad”

My Bad

Since I spent most of the day bringing my wife back to the land of the living, I did not get a chance to tape my next audio installment. So I am doing it now and as soon as I finish off this celebratory bowl of Sativa, I will read the Preface for the letterContinue reading “My Bad”

Mea Culpa

I apologize. I didn’t even have to receive a thump upside my noggin by Karen. In my post this past Sunday on musicals, I referenced a “gay gene” contributing for my love of the theater. You would think in this day and age (that is an OLD person’s saying) that a learned individual (guilty asContinue reading “Mea Culpa”