Safe At Home

A title like “Safe at Home” sounds more like a commentary on life in the midst of the 2020 pandemic.  Not exactly.  Keep reading. It was the bottom of the ninth in the seventh and final game of the 1992 Major League Baseball’s National League Championship Playoff series.  The Atlanta Braves, hoping to return to … Continue reading Safe At Home

Dancing in the Rain – Part 2: The Joy of Living and Laughing

It’s no joke.  Laughter is good for you.  A good laugh feels good, but it actually has many positive physical benefits. It’s a great form of stress relief, stimulates internal organs as you breathe in oxygen-rich air, and it spurs the brain to release endorphins.  And endorphins are a good thing.  The list goes on … Continue reading Dancing in the Rain – Part 2: The Joy of Living and Laughing

Dancing in the Rain – Part 1 – Laughing at Life’s Most Embarrassing Moments

Laughter can be good medicine…if not for the body, surely for the soul.  And thankfully so, for life has its moments when a good laugh is a desperate need. For me, embarrassing moments have become more than a reflective chuckle  but entertaining fodder for future family tales around the fireplace.  “Let me tell you what … Continue reading Dancing in the Rain – Part 1 – Laughing at Life’s Most Embarrassing Moments

Retirement 103 – Can A Marriage Survive the Retirement Years?

It was 1999, and my wife (Tootie) and I were looking forward to retirement.  At 48, all five of our children had left home.  Though our golden years were still over a decade away, our nest was empty, and we relished the next season of “our time.”  For some couples, the empty nest season may … Continue reading Retirement 103 – Can A Marriage Survive the Retirement Years?

I Gave My Wife a Vacuum Cleaner for Christmas…and Lived to Tell About It.

It is a marital truth known by all women and romantically challenged men that a husband who gives a toaster/electric can opener/pool table/vacuum cleaner to his wife as a Christmas gift should first be sure he is ok being relegated to sleep on the living room couch that night. So you can imagine my shock … Continue reading I Gave My Wife a Vacuum Cleaner for Christmas…and Lived to Tell About It.