Category Archives: Ramblings

A tale of survival – how we made it through 12 hours without electricity

By | November 1, 2017

While we slept on Sunday night, Maine received a storm of biblical proportions. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating. But it was bad. Winds over 50 mph, lots and lots of rain. I didn’t sleep much because of all the noise outside. I never sleep well during storms. We woke up with no electricity. Turns out more… Read More »

If you could talk to anybody on a park bench for an hour, who would it be?

By | October 18, 2017

Lately there’s been a question going around Facebook and other sites asking “If you could talk to anybody on a park bench for an hour, who would it be?” This is a question that has no right or wrong answer, which of course is my favorite kind of question. It is kind of a silly… Read More »

Direct Primary Care sounds like a good idea

By | October 9, 2017

Growing older tends to mean more visits to the doctor. And with today’s healthcare in America, the more I need my doctor, the less time he has to see me. I went to see my doctor last week. He walked into the room and said, “Hello, I only have 5 or 10 minutes, I’m way… Read More »

It’s fall in Maine. Wait, it’s summer. Now it’s fall again.

By | October 3, 2017

Remember the good old days,  when Maine had four seasons? Winter slowly changed to spring, spring became summer, and so on? Now I have no idea what’s going on. Last week, the last week of September, I had the air conditioner on almost every night because it was warm and humid. That’s not normal September… 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 »

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 »