Always open for ideas to reduce the baggage I carry while traveling, I Googled “Packing Tips” and tried three of the bazillion suggestions. Here are the packing tips I tested. They failed miserably. Pack off these packing tips! Bulkiest Items “Wear your bulkiest items on the plane. Layering also helps.” Wearing my bulkiest items might… Continue reading Travel Travails: Pack Off These Packing Tips!
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
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
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
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