Back in October, I read with great interest the news that the United Kingdom was proposing a ban on plastic straws. For the record, I think it’s a good idea. But my reasons for supporting such a proposal may be different from the British government’s reasons. I’ve been an opponent of straws since my college … Continue reading Why Straws Suck
In my experience one of the most effective antidotes for a foul mood is the simple exercise of listing things for which I am grateful. A thoughtful review of such a list can cure a bout of self-pity like nothing else. Creating real gratitude lists, mentally or in actual written form, is a common exercise … Continue reading Delighted Gratitude
I love fall. I absolutely LOVE it! There are the chilly temps, skies so blue and bright you can't stop looking, and the sound of leaves rustling in the cool breeze. Then come the crispness of that first frosty morning, the cozy feeling of settling into a warm bed covered with thick hand-quilted blankets and … Continue reading Ah, Fall!
Football season is here and I'm loving it. The kickoffs during that first week of College football are the first harbingers of my favorite season of the year, fall. I'm definitely a bigger fan of fall than of football. But I do love to watch football. Its not that I'm a rabid football fan; I … Continue reading Missing Tubby, Tom and Tony
Our son, Ben, was six years old. He and I had pulled out of the driveway on a Saturday morning - likely heading to Home Depot. Just before we left the house, my wife, Leslie, and I had had a discussion about what I am sure was some lamebrained, half-baked idea I had about buying … Continue reading Lessons from the Lambs