I had a request to put my paintings up where anyone interested could see how I’ve been filling my idle time. It took a bit of courage but here they are. If you look above my picture on my web-site page on the left hand side you will see the word Paintings. Click on that … [Read more…]

Back in Action

Well, there seems to be no shortage of bad news out there but I’m going to keep things really light if I can. But…….. if you wanted bad news I’ve got it by the bucketful. For example, Just the other night in a display of athleticism rarely exhibited by me off the golf course I … [Read more…]

It’s Always Noon

We wake these days at whatever time daylight disrupts our slumber. On my days I stagger to the kitchen to initiate the daily caffeine dosing ritual, check to see if I’m wearing shorts then look both ways before venturing to the curb to retrieve our paper in the hope of avoiding cheerful human interaction with … [Read more…]

The Doldrums

Greetings to all of you who are enjoying your personal space and time alone with yourselves. In consideration of the notion that some of you might be getting bored in confinement it occurred to me that hey, I can contribute to that! So if you can tear yourselves away from that great American novel that … [Read more…]

Happy Days

Welcome back to days we shall remember. Between the coronavirus, a plunging stock market and a political maelstrom in Washington we can look back fondly on the tumultuous sixties of our youth as an era of relative stability. There seems to be a shortage of happy news out there so let’s all go to our … [Read more…]

A Thanksgiving Hello

Bonjour mes amigos! Yes – multilingual! I’m currently on leave from the United Nations. It’s startling that they would let me go at a time of nearly global rebellion as one country after another pursues democratic reform against ubiquitous dictatorial and fundamentalist religious regimes. Yet here I am out amongst the general population spreading good … [Read more…]

The Lost Coast Trail

Hi-dee-ho! “Rise free from care before the dawn and seek adventure. Let the noon find thee by other shores and the night overtake thee everywhere at home.” That pretty much sums it up……… but there is the off-chance that a certain party could add more. It was a great, once in a lifetime adventure – … [Read more…]

Skin in the Game

” We are all of us, obliged, if we are to make reality endurable, to nurse a few follies in ourselves.” Proust – Within a Budding Grove It is good fortune that has set me on meanderings where folly is often directly in my path and thus permits the full enjoyment of a most endurable … [Read more…]

New Life

Greetings my far flung friends. Rumors are that the glaciers are finally receding in Ithaca much to the dismay of the polar bears that have relocated to the northern end of the lake. Turns out that the weather patterns many have been blaming on global warming really relate to the shifting of the magnetic poles … [Read more…]