“There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” -Red Smith

Looking Back


I don’t know how it is at your house, but when our kids were growing up there were always two questions that invariably occupied an inordinate amount of time and attention this time every year: what were the children going to be for Halloween, and where did Mom hide the trick-or-treat candy? Through the years, […]

Posted at 11:47 pm

I’m a news and information kind of a guy – an AM radio junkie. So that’s usually what you’ll find me listening to during my daily commute to and from work. News. Sports. Information. But sometimes, when the mood is right – or when there’s nothing really interesting being talked about on my usual all-talk […]

Posted at 3:34 pm

  For years people have been asking me: “Do you have a Web site?”  At first this question was met with the same glassy look I usually reserve for my brother-in-law when he starts talking about auto mechanics or plumbing (“What?  I have a serpentine belt?  Who knew?”) But as time has gone on and […]

Posted at 8:12 pm

It was the perfect evening for a walk in the early fall – warm, but not too warm. The sky was surpassingly clear, and a wondrously radiant harvest moon – or was it a hunter’s moon? I  get those two confused – illuminated the neighborhood streets with a gentle, comforting glow. Anita and Beth took […]


It hit me while I was eating lunch the other day.  I was sitting there looking at what I’d ordered – a double cheeseburger with pastrami, a large order of onion rings and a diet soft drink – and I wondered if anyone else could see the inconsistency in front of me. I’m about to […]