Give Me More

I cannot get enough videos of dogs riding skateboards and kicking their legs to keep it going. I could watch those all day. How about stories of getting payback to someone who really deserves it? Revenge, especially for the little guy or girl,  against great odds, is the best. And the more despicable the deservingContinue reading “Give Me More”

Q is for Quandary

Should I, or shouldn’t I? What to do?…what to do?… Usually, a quandary represented the right thing to do versus what I would eventually end up doing. I knew I was going to get caught when I tried shoplifting a pair of cool bell bottoms from a store. My buddy and I did not countContinue reading “Q is for Quandary”

I’m Calling Your Bluff

I have decided that the very next time that I get a recorded message when I am calling ANYWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE that says that I need to listen carefully because the menu options have changed, it will be the proverbial “last straw” in my bale. You absolutely cannot tell me that you change yourContinue reading “I’m Calling Your Bluff”


Crying is one of my favorite emotions. I find it to be at once cathartic and cleansing. Laughing until you cry is the best. I’m trying to think of the last time I laughed so hard I cried, but it has been awhile. It seems like when I was a young man I did itContinue reading “Boo-Hoo”

Ship Ahoy

You know, I always thought of the pirate as a romantic figure. Sailing across the open seas, obviously privy to some of the most beautiful sunsets known to man. However, it is hard to imagine one pirate playfully nudging a shipmate and commenting on how beautiful the sunset was and how its colors simply dancedContinue reading “Ship Ahoy”

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”

Going Back to Work

Not me. I’m retired. So is Karen, so there are two less applicants to deal with. Actually, as the vaccination rate climbs, albeit slowly, “Now Hiring” signs are everywhere. The problem is nobody is applying for the jobs. Least not the individuals who are taking advantage of the system to NOT have to go backContinue reading “Going Back to Work”

Road Trip

After much chagrin and frustration, I have finally convinced Domestic Despot Osama bin KAREN to let me put together a mid-week trip up in the High Sierras of California and then over to the coast for a stop at my big brother Ed’s in Ventura for a few days. I have fond memories of Ventura,Continue reading “Road Trip”

The Great Recess Caper of 1961

Original music Monday: Here is the 10th song I wrote. It is called Is it Love or is it Sin? Let me know…. Here is a short story I tried posting when I first started the blog back in November of last year. I’m not sure it was posted properly or on time, so hereContinue reading “The Great Recess Caper of 1961”