My response was immediate when a friend questioned the prudence of one of my decisions. Without much thought, I blurted out, “Ask me in a hundred years.” Some of life’s decisions are uncomplicated. Yet life has taught me that many others, the kind that reverberate for generations, are not always so readily or easily … Continue reading Ask Me in a Hundred Years
Sex is no big deal, they say. Everybody’s doing it, they say. If it feels good, do it, they say. It makes me wonder who exactly “they” are? This reminds me of a conversation I had with a colleague before he retired. He and his wife had just bought a home in a large retirement … Continue reading Are You Dying To Have Sex?
During Holy Week this year, I pondered the familiar story of the most eventful week in history, those days between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Hollywood could not have written a better script or assembled a more fascinating cast. I mused about the diverse list of characters who witnessed the Easter drama that climaxed … Continue reading Barrabbas and Me
In the elusive pursuit of happiness, 21st Century man has learned the more you have, the more you want. Once we obtain it, we must continue to get more, do more, or experience more to remain happy. More, it seems, is never enough in a culture drunk on materialism. It almost seems as if the … Continue reading Simple Pleasures
I rarely visit any of my grandchildren when this Poppy does not come away with some new life lessons. A few years ago, one of my grandfather therapy sessions (i.e., babysitting) with three of my grandsons provided a prime example of the insights available to anyone who has eyes to see and ears to hear. … Continue reading We All Need A Ninja Zone
Not too long ago, one could safely comment on gender differences without the fear of being “canceled,” condemned for not being “woke” enough, or accused of sexual discrimination. In today’s world, one must be careful as free speech can instantly become hate speech if someone, somewhere, is the least bit offended. I’ll take that risk. … Continue reading Men Play Checkers, Women Play Chess and Other Differences Between Men and Women
My three-year-old grandson ran down the hallway, dashed into our master bedroom, and took refuge in his favorite hiding place - a spot behind my LazyBoy rocking chair. Having just knocked something over in our living room, he knew the noise would bring Poppy to see what havoc his rambunctiousness had wrought. Young Luke sought … Continue reading My Imaginary Friend Did It
After writing my grandmother’s memoirs in the late 1990s, I realized I should start sharing my own stories and personal reflections. A growing number of friends and family agreed as requests to be included in my email list continued to grow, if for no other reason than curiosity as to what “that fool will write … Continue reading 3 + 200 = 92
For all you romantically-challenged gentlemen who struggle to navigate the minefield of expectations that accompanies every February 14th, I have a suggestion. AT LEAST BUY HER A VALENTINE’S DAY CARD! Last Valentine's Day, my wife stopped by the card section at our local Publix supermarket in hopes of finding the perfect Valentine’s card for you … Continue reading The Gentlemen’s Guide To The Do’s and Don’ts of a Valentine’s Day Card
Did you ever consider the word “That” to be romantic? I discovered so just this past week. Or so I thought. My wife serves as editor for my musings on TheBuddyBlog.com. Without her, I would dangle far too many participles, misplace a truckload of commas, and overuse passive verbs. This time, her editing prompted a … Continue reading Isn’t That Romantic?