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March 25, 2018

You don't want to mess with my neighborhood.

Earlier today the Lovely Louise was riled up. About two months ago she hired a new pool company, and they were doing a very nice job. They told her they would send her a bill after the first month so she could set them up o...

March 17, 2018

Once again its time for that annual Rite of Spring—the NCAA Basketball Tournament! Yes, I know its called March Madness, but the Lovely Louise changed the name a couple of years ago and now I can’t stop calling it Mad Marchness.

Years ago, when I was still married, my...

March 1, 2018

Things I miss about winter on Cape Cod.

Shoveling snow

After one heart attack I really don’t need another one. Besides, I have a looooonnnngggg driveway and it’s uphill.


There are few things in life more fun than leaving in the morning wearing sneakers and doing...

March 1, 2018

I am a gun owner.

I am neither proud nor ashamed of that fact. It is simply a fact. I have been properly trained in the handling, shooting, and storing of my guns, and I follow the law. I do not believe that the Second Amendment gives me any right at all to own guns....

February 27, 2018

I’m free!

Two years ago the Lovely Louise and I bought a boat. Its not a real boat; its one of those pontoon things. After decades of real boating I feel kind of silly in the thing.

I wanted a fishing boat and Louise wanted a boat that she and her girlfriends could use...

February 19, 2018

There’s something about women and horses that men will never understand. Men see horses as a tool, a means to get from one point to another. A woman who loves horses sees a horse as a sentient being, a friend and confidant. Oh yes, you can ride them too.

The Lovely Lo...

February 14, 2018

I have cancer. No, that’s not entirely accurate. I have lots of cancers. Let me explain.

I’ve known and still know a lot of people with cancer. Many of them worry about their cancer. They give it names. They talk about it. The obsess over it and they seem to get sicke...

February 10, 2018

I like elephants. I mean, who doesn’t like elephants? I guess the problem I have is that they’re simply elephants.

In Connecticut there’s a group of people who think elephants are not just elephants, they’re “autonomous beings” who are being held against their will an...

February 2, 2018

I was a very good student back in the day when I was in school. Straight A’s, top of the class, the whole enchilada. In my entire life I only flunked one course—accounting.

I don’t understand accounting. I still say that they put debits and credits on the wrong side....

January 27, 2018

Today is grocery day. Visitors from the frozen north are arriving tonight and tomorrow, and I’m assuming they’ll want food when they get here. After I write this blog, its off to the grocery store to lay in enough supplies to feed the invading hordes.

It used to be th...

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