Temperatures suggest we may be skipping fall
It's not quite verifiable, but it's believed Mark Twain once said "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."
Cooking with the spouse can be a half-baked idea
I'm going to throw out there that a lot of things in life are a lot better in the abstract than they are in real life.
Busy life sometimes gets in way of what counts
Greg Ballard may have been the nicest person I've ever met. At least the nicest I'm not directly related to by blood or marriage.
Morning ‘cup of joe’ a taste acquired over time
Some people liken the passage of time to sands through an hourglass. I liken it to coffee through a drip filter.
Insect assassin among spousal-assigned duties
I think anyone who knows me knows if there is one thing definitely true, it's that when it comes to my marriage, I have very much outkicked my coverage.
Traveling frustrated? That rings a bell
If there's a general theme to this year for me, it's my increasing understanding of the Inverted Bell Curve of Life.
Little green men convert street into driving odyssey
I see little green men. Well, frequently they're green. They have been orange, and one was white in a way that makes you think he glows in the dark or reflects back strangely after the sun goes down.
Just don’t expect it to happen with chopsticks
Thanks to a somewhat curious nature and an upbringing that featured daily interactions with people from all over the globe, I've gone through life with a certain willingness to appreciate other cultures. I readily admit all that I know isn't all that there is, and there are things beyond our shores worth understanding and potentially even embracing.
With age, the doing weighed against the hurting
I hurt my back the other day.
But if my team scored while you’re in the kitchen, stay there
First off, I need to establish the fact that I'm not superstitious.