In the year I was born a postage stamp cost 4 cents. A new home cost $13,725 and the average worker earned $5,620 per year. The most popular new tunes on the radio were “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”, “Only the Lonely” and “Are You Lonely tonight?” Elvis had just been released from the army. Most […]
Father’s day felt more powerful this year, not because today’s events were more spectacular but rather because the appreciation I feel for my father and my children are stronger than ever. I am blessed.
Consider these ten tips on what I have learned about a wide range of helmets in the past couple of years. I have, both intentionally and unintentionally, received much input on the topic from many sources due to my particular circumstances. 1) All helmets are not created equal. A helmet suitable for a bicycle, for […]
This post is only to highlight a few photographs of the beginning of horse shoe crab season that bring red knots and other birds to Tarpon Cove at Money Island. Unrelated to the birds, here is a shot of the new marina:
On this special day of Josh’s confirmation at Main Line Reform Temple, the theme of the service was memories and remembering. Many of the speeches by the 33 confirmants eloquently expanded on this theme. The following passage from the prayer book left a strong message. We remember the ones we have loved who are no more.We love […]
When it comes my time to go, I want to die peacefully in my sleep like grandpa, not kicking and screaming like grandma on the back of his bike.
After reviewing the results of my lab tests, the doctor said I was doing ‘fairly well’ for my age. Concerned about that comment, I asked him, "Do you think I’ll live to be 80?" "Do you drink alcohol?" "Oh no," I replied. ‘I’m not doing drugs, either!" Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued […]
Men often have trouble developing deep friendships. Dating, spouses and raising a family all present challenges to friendships between men. That was the case with me for many years. I notice that over the past few years I have been blessed with a handful of new friendships. I would drop everything to help if they needed and know I […]
Last night I enjoyed a plate of barbecued oysters; barbecues with salsa; the first for 2009. Early indications are that it will be a strong season at Money Island for oysters, striper and weakfish. Crabbing season picks up soon so we will have a better indication by the end of May.
I’ve always had an odd fascination with new words. Maybe it’s a writer’s thing. Today I saw the word "Nymphomercial" used to describe those ridiculous late nite programs.