Yearly Archives: 2015

What I Learned At The Supermarket

I have to confess; I kind of enjoy going to the supermarket. I don’t know why exactly, but I think it began back when our three kids were little and I was just looking for a spouse-sanctioned excuse to get the hell out of the house for a couple of hours. Whatever the reason, and since my wife Linda doesn’t particularly care for it, the weekly run to the market is on my list of to do’s. This past weekend, […] Click to read more…

 

Be Of Good Cheer

School is back in session, which can only mean one thing: SPORTS! Everywhere you look, high school kids are outside: running, jumping, kicking, hitting, throwing … and driving on my lawn, but that’s a different topic. And, as it always does, watching today’s young athletes reminds me of my own illustrious – assuming “illustrious” means “unremarkable” – high school career. Because while it’s true that I did manage to earn a spot on the varsity basketball team, I averaged a […] Click to read more…

 

Fly The Friendly Skies

The truth is, I’m not actually afraid of heights … I’m afraid of falling from heights. This may seem like a minor distinction, but it’s the reason why I have no problem inside an airplane, glass elevator or shaky gondola (a great name for a band), but break into a cold sweat (literally) when stepping out onto a fifth floor balcony. And so it was with some confidence that I quickly and eagerly said yes when my brother-in-law Neale invited […] Click to read more…

 

Is Your Bang Too Big?

I moved to Boston in 1982. It’s not a huge city and the subway (or “T” as we like to call it) only has five lines. And so it didn’t take me long to get comfortable and find my way around. That all changed abruptly in 1986. Because in the spring of that year, I bought my first car (a 1970, orange, Toyota hatchback). Suddenly, instead of hopping on and off the train and walking the rest of the way […] Click to read more…

 

Tell More To Sell More

(Listen to this post, here.) Back when our kids were little, taking a vacation was a huge ordeal. Not only did you have to pick a spot that would satisfy the varied interests of each child, the packing and logistics involved required days of preparation and manpower. At one point, in fact, our vacation lead time got so long that we had to start packing for the trip back home before we had even left the house. Now that the […] Click to read more…