November 25, 2018

Taking a road trip with one of your kids is an opportunity you should always take advantage of. I am not saying it is easy to get the time to make it happen or necessarily a flawless, near perfect experience. However, when you have the chance to do it, you ought to. Re...

July 10, 2018

I have a profound affection for the game of golf. Not just hacking my way down the fairway or chipping around the green but all that golf has to offer.  I delight in the chance to catch up with family or friends and of course taking in the tree selection and the great...

June 18, 2018

Before there was cyber bullying, there were bad luck chain letters. For reasons unknown some morally deficient individual or group of individuals came up with the notion of sending letters to ordinary folks that promised ill will or destruction to them. It seems crazy...

Some days I can’t seem to get the Safelite jingle out of my head. Safelite repairs. Between that and Allstate, it’s a wonder I can go about my daily routine. Music has always been able to transcend me somehow to a different place and time. It’s a gift. Maybe not the ji...

I’ve attended too many to count and have been in more than my share but there’s something special about each and every one. It’s officially wedding season and I can’t wait.

Young people embarking on the journey to matrimony, in the very best of ways, quite simply have n...

Some days I crawl out of bed already looking forward to climbing back in. Insomnia issues.  Fortunately, it’s not a nightly occurrence and really doesn’t happen very often.  I’m not sure if I psych myself out or if it’s just not always in the stars for me to get a good...

For years I have gathered what I thought might be the "perfect gift" for a friend or family member and stashed these items in a closet. These quintessential treasures have sat in waiting for the occasion to arrive when I could gift them. Recently I went through my vast...

One time years ago, on a flight to California, I was mistaken for Chris Evert the tennis star. I am a positively horrible tennis player, but I happened to be traveling with a racket. The racket was pretty crappy and I had managed to warp the hell out of it over time. F...

April 30, 2018

In general, I think it’s safe to say that our elevator etiquette is slipping. When did it go by the wayside? We can’t be surprised when Will Ferrell’s Elf doesn’t know how to ride - but what’s the deal with everybody else?

Basic principles. Hold the door for one another...

April 23, 2018

Packing for a vacation has gotten ridiculously complicated. A few short years ago, or so it seems, my list was pretty straightforward.

I’d be certain to include at least one eye catching pair of pumps, a couple of fun dresses, some evening attire and accessories that I...

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