Growing up

Maybe every generation feels the same way, but it sure seems that life was simpler when I was growing up. In junior high and even high school, physical education class was like elementary school recess; we were free to do as we pleased. So we would play tackle football, without pads of course. Many times […]

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You Can Run But You Can’t Hide… It’s New Year’s Resolution Time

Doesn’t it seem like it was just yesterday that we made last year’s ridiculously optimistic New Year’s resolutions? You know, the ones where we were going to get back down to our high school weight and run a marathon each week so we could wear those five-size-smaller clothes in the back of our closets. So […]

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Holiday Booze … er … Cheer

Well, it’s the holiday season during which we all like to get plenty of … cheer. This can take many forms – ranging from egg nog, to hot rum toddies, to 190 proof-throat- blistering Everclear. In other words, cheer is often times defined as alcohol. Alcohol doesn’t really make life more fun, but it sure […]

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Driving Me Crazy

It’s difficult for many of us to accept the fact that, as we get older, there may come a time when we really shouldn’t be behind the wheel any longer. I saw this a while back while leaving the doctor’s office. As I walked across the parking lot to my own car, I spotted an older […]

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Why I Hate The Internet

There are a lot of things I find annoying in our world of today. But many of my top ten have to do with the Internet. I believe that somewhere, there is an entire room filled with techno-wizards who labor long hours to come up with aggravating tricks to force us to notice ads and, […]

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About Time

My father always took punctuality quite seriously. He was fond of saying, “If you arrive right on time, you’re late.” For example, if he were invited to someone’s house for dinner at 6:00 pm on a Wednesday evening, he would try to arrive by, say, noon on Tuesday. “Better to be a little early than […]

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Pranks

There’s a joke that goes around the Internet every so often about a man being banned from Walmart. It seems that his wife insisted he go along, and after quickly becoming bored, he began to do things to amuse himself. He would hide amongst the ladies’ clothing racks and yell, “Pick me! Pick me!” whenever […]

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El Salvador (Conclusion)

(Continuing from last week) After touring this vacant factory building in the El Salvadoran industrial park we returned to our armored tank … er, car as it was beginning to get dark. It was in a sketchy area and I was beginning to become a little uneasy. The problem worsened when our driver went to […]

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El Salvador (Part 1)

In last week’s story, I mentioned being hesitant about visiting Haiti.  This was due in part to an experience I had earlier in life.  In the mid-1980s, our tiny company, Triton Systems, had grown to a dozen or so employees.  We were still struggling to find our way and jumped at nearly any opportunity that presented […]

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Golf Game From Hell

I am not a golfer. I know that and have never pretended otherwise. One time I ran into a former neighbor of mine. He had lost some weight and was looking good, so I asked him what he’d been up to. “Golfing,” he replied. “Oh, I was never very good at that,” I told him. […]

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