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When ever there is a big golf tournament on TV, I think about my dad. I’m a golf brat. My dad was a golf pro, he played par golf all his life. He would love seeing the younger guys play. … Continue reading
Wild mustard, dandelion, lots of things I don’t recognize. They taunt me. They wave their heads in the sunshine and laugh at me. No matter how many I pull, there are always more of them. Each drop of scarce rain … Continue reading
Words are old-fashioned. Everything is visual now. Everything is images. Words take too much time. Now it’s Instagram, Snapchat, quick video, the preview, the first look. Words, reading, long thoughts are anachronisms from a bygone era. TL;DR is today’s style … Continue reading
Now everybody has a camera in their pocket 24/7. But I still like to go places with my big camera strapped around my neck. It protects me from a lot of small talk, which I’m not good at. I can … Continue reading
“Yeah, yeah, yeah.” She muttered. “Okay.” She sighed. “Okay, I’ll floss my freakin’ teeth.” She left the dentist’s office still muttering. Floss. You’d think it was the second coming the way the dentist talked about it. All that BS about … Continue reading
Nowadays skaters stand on boards. Inline skates have replaced the four-wheel clip-on skates I learned to whiz around on. My neighbor exercises on inline skates. Up one side of the block and down the other. Then do it again. On … Continue reading
The lunch of my childhood was a study in what not to eat. Fried bologna. (Fried in bacon grease left over from breakfast.) White bread slathered with mayonnaise. A huge stack of salt-laden potato chips. A glass of whole milk. … Continue reading
I used to wake up starving when I was a kid. Now I wake up wanting coffee. Okay. Needing coffee. I own up to the addiction. Breakfast can wait. Breakfast is mainly something I eat so the coffee and the … Continue reading
She smiled at the class. “Hallelujah, brethern,” she said. “You just finished a working web site.” A couple of the class members smiled back at her joke. She went on to detail everything they had accomplished in the last few … Continue reading