Monthly Archives: July 2017

Lazing on a sunny afternoon

By | July 31, 2017

Yesterday was a beautiful Sunday here in Maine. According to my morning visit to Facebook, everyone was doing something exciting – going to the beach, or the lake, or for a motorcycle ride. My family did nothing. And honestly, sometimes I like just doing nothing. When I say nothing, I’m actually doing something – I… Read More »

I’d like to apologize to my vegetable garden

By | July 27, 2017

I’ve had a vegetable garden for the past nine years. I’m not the world’s best gardener and every year is an experiment, but the garden seems to grow larger every year, with more and more vegetables all the time. That changed this year. Last year I had trouble taking care of my garden because of… Read More »

What’s happened to country music?

By | July 26, 2017

I’ve always enjoyed country music, but I haven’t listened to a country radio station in a long time. I didn’t realize how long until I was talking to someone about a concert they’d bought tickets to, and I’d never heard the artist’s name. After then hearing the names of several big country stars and not… Read More »

Our very hot 10-year wedding anniversary

By | July 24, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary on Friday. It’s really difficult to believe that it’s been 10 years since we got married, but the calendar doesn’t lie. Our wedding was pretty low key – a short ceremony on the beach with only a few other people present, then a reception at our… Read More »

O.J. is proof that we never really know our heroes

By | July 21, 2017

Growing up in the 1970’s, I loved to play and watch sports. Football was my favorite sport, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were my favorite team. I live in Maine and we were supposed to like the Patriots, but the Patriots stunk and the Steelers were the greatest dynasty of the Super Bowl era. If you… Read More »

Let’s put a stop to all men’s fashion changes

By | July 18, 2017

I tried on a new pair of shorts recently and they covered my knees. My wife said they look fine, but I don’t think so. I see a lot of guys wearing their shorts that way, but in my opinion, once they cover your knees they no longer qualify as shorts. At that point they… Read More »

I miss tennis, but I’m still glad I cut the cord

By | July 12, 2017

There are many things that I don’t miss about having cable TV. Commercials are definitely number one on this list. If I never watch another commercial about an overpriced, dangerous medication with terrible side effects brought to us by a ‘caring’ drug company, or a ridiculously graphic horror movie advertisement, I’ll be a happy man.… Read More »

Celebrating 11 years with Spider-Man, Percy Jackson, Bob Ross and blue poop

By | July 10, 2017

My son Samuel turned 11 this past weekend. 11 is a big one, but at that age they’re all exciting. When you get to my age? Not so exciting. He was so excited to turn 11, he says he’s a tween now, whatever that is. And he’s starting junior high in the fall, so my… Read More »

If not for our wives we’d all be butt naked

By | July 6, 2017

Like most guys, I don’t enjoy shopping for clothes. I do most of the grocery shopping for our family, and I don’t mind that at all. I’m not sure why this is. Maybe it’s because I don’t have to try on an apple or a box of cereal. I didn’t mind clothes shopping when I… Read More »