Category Archives: life & love

Checking In

My kids are comical. Not hilarious comical. More like worry wart comical. They are constantly checking to make sure I’m doing okay … no fever … no cough … no trouble breathing. And even when I assure them personally all … Continue reading

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Time Out …

We are — at least in the USA — in a virtual time out. Almost every facet of our lives have changed in less than a week. In addition to the heath risks {which is not be be minimized}, the … Continue reading

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Free Range

As I’ve noted before, driving is my therapy. Inside the cockpit, I’m alone with nothing but my thoughts {okay, Angelina is usually my travel companion, but she doesn’t say much — unless it’s time for a potty stop}. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Melancholic Melodies

I got out of the car to the strains of deep-throated chimes resonating in the breeze. My mind immediately found the file marked “chimes”, then “gazebo”, and raced to another time in this same space. They were just chimes in … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing and Watching on the Edge

As I do every morning, I checked out Ron Hutchcraft’s A Word with You. Today’s topic was “Drinking Dirt”. In short, the story included an anecdote about his then five year old grandson turning off a show he enjoyed because … Continue reading

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I Shouldn’t Poke Fun at Massachusetts … But I Will

In my close to three score years of driving in 33 states plus the District of Columbia, I can confidently say the most stressful of my million-plus miles has been on the roads in Massachusetts. Hands down. Without equivocation. And … Continue reading

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Hearts and Flowers

I consider myself a romantic. But there is one holiday I absolutely detest {I would say hate, but that’s a realllly strong word}. You got it. Valentine’s Day. Since I was a wee lad, I endured the trials and tribulations … Continue reading

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