Life is a Salad Bar

The salad bar is the quintessential object lesson for life. Seems weird, but follow me on this. Life is full of choices. This or that. Do I stay or should I go. Each decision impacts other options made both before and after. Maybe you like rabbit food and always belly up to the salad barContinue reading “Life is a Salad Bar”

The Chump

“You were supposed to be dead,” a bystander screams glaring at my formerly lifeless body resurrect from the ground. “I feel like it,” I mumble, patting my hands over my chest taking stock of my body. I think I’m ok. But how? When someone shoots you in the chest, you’re usually not ok. I lookContinue reading “The Chump”

Exclusive Santa Sighting

Like Superman and Clark Kent, my father and Santa Claus were never seen on Christmas Eve at the same time. Every year the drill was the same. At our annual Christmas Eve extended family gathering, my dad would announce to all that he ran out of film and needed to go the store. About 20Continue reading “Exclusive Santa Sighting”

You’re My Density

As a movie buff, I’ve always been enchanted by the meet-cute, that’s filmspeak for when two star-crossed lovers meet for the first time. The formulas are tried-and-true giving romance movie lovers a treasure trove of meaningful hopes and dreams wrapped up in a bow. In one instance, the couple find themselves in an unusual circumstanceContinue reading “You’re My Density”

Friendsgiving

As much as the native Americans and pilgrims came together to peacefully feast, the modern Thanksgiving table often becomes the dividing line in every family between political and generational feuds and sometimes great food wars. Sore points of who’s turkey or stuffing was too dry or who wants cranberry from a can or a stovetop,Continue reading “Friendsgiving”

Friday Fright

Excited about Halloween, siblings Chris, Sarah and Nathan honored their annual haunted house tradition. Since childhood, they visited one haunted house to start the season off with a bang. Each year they choose a haunted house to fit their mood. As youngsters, they liked ones similar to a Disney theme park with bright lights andContinue reading “Friday Fright”

Everyone needs a Peter Pan in their life. Just as he opened up a new world to Wendy, in her own magical way, my aunt showed me a completely different way to live. When I was about 10-years-old, I started to rebel against my mother. If she said the sky was blue, I said itContinue reading

Queen Sighting

As the airwaves are filled with stories and tidbits about Queen Elizabeth II, I’d like to add one of my own.  On a 2014 London visit, I stood on a bright sunny Summer day at the gates of Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard. As an American, this was a must, toContinue reading “Queen Sighting”

Useless F***ing Object

I’ve always wondered about U.F.O’s. By attending a Pampered Chef party or roaming through a kitchen utensil store, you can open the door to a new world of objects that make your life easier. Walking down the aisle, a myriad of gadgets and gizmos serve as constant amazement at the ever striving need to combineContinue reading “Useless F***ing Object”

Give a Little, Get a Little

Sandy credited her superb organization skills for the planning of her wedding to her longtime boyfriend, Dan. With her wedding binder in hand, she had everything from the flowers and banquet hall labeled, tabbed and categorized to tackle any question or mishap that would arise. Dan went along with all the planning and decisions withContinue reading “Give a Little, Get a Little”