“The Damned Human Race”

I was discussing my trip to Arizona with a co-worker last week, attempting to explain why being a snowbird would never work for us.  His reply was that "many of the older folks in these parks aren't as spry as you are".  There, you have it.  It appears I am now "spry", a word I've … Continue reading “The Damned Human Race”


Imagining Ourselves as Snowbirds in Mesa

For the last eight days I've been with my lovely wife in Mesa, Arizona, staying in a "55-and-older" RV park.  Her aunt has a trailer in this Snowbird destination, which she only uses for three months each winter to escape the brutal Canadian winters.  We invaded this modest little hideaway a week before she arrived … Continue reading Imagining Ourselves as Snowbirds in Mesa

Sometimes It’s Drudgery

They get to participate in at least two excursions per day.  You'd think they'd be dying to get outside, but often it's a struggle.  Sometimes just finding them is a challenge.  Occasionally I end up hunting for them throughout the house. Once they're both located, I need to convince them it's time to go.  I … Continue reading Sometimes It’s Drudgery

A Personal Little Office Shrine

My Dad.  He was the executive director for the local Heart Association for many years and did his job well.  In 1970 he was awarded this plaque (complete with a very accurate thermometer), for raising more money for the Heart Fund than any previous year.  He was very involved in local programs to educate and … Continue reading A Personal Little Office Shrine

Another Tale Of Little Sister’s Rescue

I worked for a concert promotion company for two years while attending college in the 70's, which helped feed me and partly funded my substantial partying expense budget.  In the beginning I was a stage hand, but as elder classmates continued to graduate, I eventually fell into managing the local stage crew, arranging security, band … Continue reading Another Tale Of Little Sister’s Rescue