Forest Lawn

     It’s a jungle out there. Oh wait, that’s just my front lawn. Thanks to the unusually cold and wet weekend weather we’ve experienced this spring, my annual struggle with my lawn mower began a month later than usual. I couldn’t put my yard work off any longer. It was time to enter my […]

Open Book

     Online Privacy – now there’s an oxymoron. Or maybe it’s just a myth. Apparently you can find out anything about anybody on the internet with a minimal amount of searching. Addresses, telephone numbers, ages, relatives – all of our information exists online and it’s readily available with the click of a button. Privacy […]

Under pressure

     It’s already the month of May and you know what that means. Warmer weather. Mother’s Day. Yard work. Memorial Day (further down the line). For me it means it’s time for a visit to my doctor’s office for my annual physical check up. Yay me.      I don’t know why my appointment […]

Casino Royale

     I wanted to do something special for my wife’s birthday this year. I thought an overnight trip to a Connecticut casino would be a nice mid-week surprise (and I had a Groupon for a great rate on a hotel room).      We packed a travel bag and began our journey to Foxwoods […]

Deja View

     Everything old is new again. And again and again and again. The current crop of TV show revivals makes me feel like I’m stuck in an endless time loop where nothing changes except the items advertised during the commercial breaks.      I looked forward to the return of one of my all […]

If a tree falls

     If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If you are spending the night babysitting your grandchildren at your son’s house in Wilmington during a savage nor’easter, the answer is a resounding YES.      The excitement happened during the middle […]

Never Again?

     It happened again in February, another horrific school shooting, this time at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Every time newscasters say “Stoneman” my heart sinks as my mind hears “Stoneham”. This school shooting happened on Valentine’s Day, a day for acknowledging someone special in our life. Instead, seventeen special people […]