Everyday Epiphany, Travel

Travel Travails: The What Ifs

The “what ifs” bullied their way into my carry on bag expanding it to a steamer trunk that needed checking and a porter. In my past journeys, these “what ifs” won the packing battle. Medical What Ifs: What if my glasses break? (I bought a glass repair kit.) What if I lose my glasses? (I… Continue reading Travel Travails: The What Ifs

humor, Nonsense Chronicles

The Nonsense Chronicles: Jabbering Junk

While pouring a predawn coffee after a restless night, I heard a muffled cry for help. Peering out my kitchen window I saw no sign of disturbance. Upon turning, I found the sign of alarm came from within the kitchen itself, more specifically the junk drawer. It may have been the magic of early morning,… Continue reading The Nonsense Chronicles: Jabbering Junk

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Politics, Technology

It’s My Pity Party And I’ll Binge If I Want To

When what I thought was an ingrown hair on my shin revealed itself as squamous cell carcinoma, the pity party began. In office surgery left me with nine stitches and instructions to stay off my feet. Off my feet in summer? I’d rather swim or bicycle or garden or fish or hike or boat or… Continue reading It’s My Pity Party And I’ll Binge If I Want To

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Outdoors

Hooked On Luck

Last weekend Leila (my daughter-in-law) and I caught 13 bass and 2 blue gills in two hours under the tutelage of my son, Jack. He is an avid and successful fisherman as well as a skilled teacher. Recognizing that my enthusiasm for fishing outweighed my skill he kept it simple. “It’s a circle hook. Don’t… Continue reading Hooked On Luck

humor, Technology

Butt Dialing

On July 3, 2019 at 6:15 am, I discovered a missed call from Ned (my son’s father-in-law). The call attempted to wake me at 4:15 am. My iPhone, in Do Not Disturb mode, didn’t disturb me.   My decaffeinated, just awake, barely past dawn mind imagined the worst. My son had been mauled by a bear,… Continue reading Butt Dialing