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 »

Trying to ripen an avocado in a paper bag

By | July 13, 2017

I love avocados. Most days I have a couple of avocado, tomato and cheese sandwiches for lunch. They’re so good, I find myself craving them. But the problem is finding ripe avocados. When I buy them, they’re usually green. Now, you can wait until it ripens, which usually takes a week or so. I don’t… 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 »

Review of David Blaine in Portland Maine

By | July 3, 2017

On Friday night my 10-year-old son and I went to see David Blaine at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland. My son was so nervous and excited to see his favorite magician, and I don’t think he was disappointed. Our tickets were in the back row of the balcony, to the right. Doesn’t sound that great,… Read More »