October 20, 2017

My apartment has a small back patio. It’s really not much, maybe an 8 by 8 concrete slab, made bigger only because the fence that separates ours from our neighbor’s came down in the storm. The fence that is still standing stands about six feet tall, nothing to look at, simply a utilitarian fence to more »

October 17, 2017

Cyber security experts tell us, that when it comes to passwords, we should have different ones for different accounts and change them up on a regular basis. Between my three email accounts, my various social media platforms, my banking, my phone, this place and god only knows however many else, there’s no way I’d remember more »

February 3, 2017

Things I’ll miss… I’ll miss the spring. Spring seems like a special season here in the city. Truth be told almost every season does for it’s own reason, with the possible exception of winter. As a child winter was something magical, so blatantly different from all three other seasons and so full of wonder and more »

January 9, 2017

For the last few years I’ve posted a year end video, sort of my own tongue-in-cheek State of the Union. Someone asked me this year if I was going to do one. I hadn’t really thought about it, and when I did I realized that not only did I not know what to say, I more »

December 27, 2016

My first memory of Watership Down was seeing it on my brother’s bookshelf. The cover of that particular edition had a drawing of an ornate compass, one complete with ENE and SSW and so on. With the 16 points it looked much like the paddle wheel of a river steamboat. This to me made sense more »

September 22, 2016

I have an anxiety about being late that falls squarely between the absurd and the paranoid. This is something that dates back to my childhood. My father was one of those people that believed if you weren’t fifteen minutes early for something you were late. Naturally this resulted in spending lots of time sitting in more »

September 13, 2016

About fifteen years ago I got a new job. I was living in Hartford, CT at the time and was hired to be the General Manager of a restaurant in Stamford. This made sense to me on many levels. The woman I was seeing at the time lived in Stamford, and the restaurant I was more »

September 6, 2016

Now is the autumn of our…of our…well, I’ll leave the seasonal metaphors to Shakespeare, but now begins one of those strange times where our perception and the calendar of society doesn’t quite match up with the universe around us. Summer starts June 20th or so and not on Memorial Day, the new year begins, well more »

August 8, 2016

My co-worker texted me at 10:30 this morning to ask about the location of a new set of keys. Normally I wouldn’t care much about a text that early in the day – and yes, that is early in the day – except for the fact that I’d gone to bed five and a half more »