The Night I Saw THE WHO Perform In My High School Gym

Still hard to believe this actually happened. But I have proof! (See link below to article.) And I still have the 45 rpm record I caught when Roger Daltrey threw them into the audience from the stage.

I was in…

Spring 2022 Newsletter

I hope you're in the right line!  😁 

In This Issue: 

1. May The Month Be With You 
2. Great Opening Lines 
3. Scotland Tour Update 
4. Bonus Humor

"In honor of Tax Day, Hardee’s offered free breakfast biscuits if

Whistling For Hippos

"Best Travel Memoir of the Year!"
- Greg Tamblyn Officially Unbiased Book Reviews

My sister Claudia and her husband Roger spent 2 years in a remote outpost of The Ivory Coast, West Africa. Roger is a talented, published writer. A…

Wait...I'm HOW old?

I'm coming up on a big milestone birthday, and honestly, I can't believe it happened so fast. 

Maybe you can relate. 

This is NOT to say I'm bummed, discouraged, or otherwise moody about this. I'm actually okay with it. My…

My Favorite Fireworks


It's nearly midnight on the 5th of July 

Some fireworks still boom in the distance 

But here in my yard it's quiet and dark 

And all I can see are these beautiful sparks 

Chinese Prayer

Here's a lovely little piece of poetry I heard while hosting a group trip to China:

Let all things be healthy,

Let all things be peaceful. 

Be sure to count your blessings at least once a day.

Forgive those who…

Sleep Long And Prosper 🛌 😴 💤

Just about everybody wants to get more sleep, right?

Well, turns out it helps to know if you're a Lion, a Bear, a Wolf, or a Dolphin.

No, we're not talking totem animals or cub scouts. We're talking chronotypes

Candy: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Probably because it's almost Easter, I just received an email about a brand of candy called Peeps. Honestly, I had to google it. Never heard of it. But it seems to be a big deal. Very big seller.


How I Lost Half A Million Dollars

"Follow your dreams.
Except for the one where you're naked in church."

- Rev. David Ault

For reasons which will become clear, that's an especially apt quote to begin this little story about big money - or the lack thereof.

How You Doin'?


People ask me all the time what's an easy way to be more playful and spontaneous. How can they have more fun every day, when their lives are so busy and the news is so serious?

I tell 'em that…