Ya gotta laugh!

My laugh is loud. It can be really loud.  My wife likes to tease me on how loud my laugh can get. She once claimed that it starts out as a giggle and builds to a volcanic eruption. I'm not sure I completely agree, but there's no denying that it’s what some might call a... Continue Reading →

Karma is a $@#&!

I’ve written numerous times in the past that I’m convinced that God or fate, depending on your religious beliefs, has a finely-tuned sense of humor. He or she is better than any comedian I've ever seen — better than Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Bob Hope, Joan Rivers, Tina Fey and whoever else you can name... Continue Reading →

Getting ready for the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LVI will play this weekend to record crowds. In fact, the game is expected to draw 95 to 100 million viewers in the U.S. and perhaps another 40 million people worldwide.  Viewers will switch on the game to root for the Cincinnati Bengals or the Los Angelas Rams, but a significant amount will... Continue Reading →

All peopled out!

A few months ago, my wife looked at me like I had three heads. It was the middle of the afternoon, and we hadn’t been out long, just an hour so with a few close friends, but I was done. I was fried. I was tired from a busy week and had reached my limit.... Continue Reading →

New year, new man

Tick, tick, tick, another year has passed.  Weren’t we just here? Didn’t we just celebrate the start of the new year? I swear I turned on the television yesterday and Ryan Seacrest and host of other New Year's Eve commentators were talking about how challenging 2020 had been and how we were all looking forward... Continue Reading →

The day Santa died

When I was a kid, I never liked to sit on Santa Claus’ lap. My mom used to keep our family photos in an old shoe box that we kept in a closet, I don’t think there’s one picture of me with the big guy. I loved what Santa brought me, but I wanted no... Continue Reading →

Who had it tougher?

My son was sick the other day. His allergies were giving him trouble and he had cold-like symptoms. He was generally fine, but you could tell he was tired and, with several tests coming up, he needed a break. My wife gave him an over-the-counter nasal spray and, just like that, he was better. The... Continue Reading →

Bald is beautiful!

Middle school years are hard for everyone. Looking back a few weekends ago at a few of my school pictures, I was reminded of how hard those years can be. Forget about the geeky glasses, that took up my entire face, or the acne or the raging hormones, or a million other things all changing... Continue Reading →

Counting in months

My wife is the kind of person who can go anywhere and she’ll run into someone she knows. A quick trip to the store, she’ll see the former boss she worked with ten years ago or a long-lost friend from grade school. Anyway, a few weeks we stopped by the pharmacy to pick up a... Continue Reading →

Breaking the indestructible!

In down moments, you'll routinely catch me playing with a fidget spinner, doodling on scratch paper, or even tapping my foot. I’ve always had nervous energy, it’s in my blood.  In fact, in my first job as a newspaper reporter, I used to throw a baseball back and forth from one hand to the next... Continue Reading →

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