I was enjoying my time in the water with five large Caribbean reef sharks.  I had the sharks in front of me.  I had a camera with a large underwater housing in my hands that I could use to push them away should they get to close.  The water was clear and warm and I…

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Got to admit, I never saw nor planned for anything like this Corona Virus thing.  As I write this, I have been home with my wife for about a month.  We go out to get food, to walk or run three miles a day…and that is about it.  Never experienced anything like this…bet you haven’t…

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One of my favorite philosophers, Soupy Sales, came up with that quote long ago.  And…he was right. If you have not been to see a dentist in a while…please get on the phone and set an appointment.  As you get older, you have fewer second chances with your teeth.  When I was young, I got…

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There are two rules you absolutely must master if you are going to become a decent water skier. Rule One: Bend at the knees. Rule two: If you fall, let go of the rope. Pretty simple stuff. You need to bend at the knees to stay flexible, because water skiing is bound to take you…

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This may not be about retirement…but it is about being old. Growing up, the celebrities I trusted most endorsed cigarettes.  Someone paid them and they then told us it was in our best interests to smoke that particular type of cigarette.  Think about that for a moment.  Those trusted…often beloved…endorsers helped millions of people to…

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My mom has always loved a 1950’s drink called a Sidecar.  A simple cocktail…cognac, orange liqueur and lemon…with sugar around the rim of the glass.  In all my 71 years of knowing my mom…I have never seen her drunk…but I have seen her with a big smile on her face after a couple of Sidecars.…

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In the late 1990’s, Linda and I lived in NYC at 45 Wall Street.  Strange place to live, but we loved it.  In fact, I loved just about everything about living in NYC. NYC had the best of everything, including radio.  One day, I rented a car and was on my way to apologize to…

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Even as a kid, I loved people who could write succinctly and with humor.  Loved an old columnist named Walter Winchell.  He wrote little, right to the point, sentences about the latest gossip or happenings of the day.  Put enough of them together each day to produce the number one newspaper column of his time.…

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Now I have to go in hiding from the Grammar Police.  Horrible title, but I will try to make it work. I am a reality kind of guy.  I try to deal with things as they are, not as I wish them to be.  If I do not like the way it is, I may…

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