Men Play Checkers, Women Play Chess and Other Differences Between Men and Women

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

The Gentlemen’s Guide To The Do’s and Don’ts of a Valentine’s Day Card

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

Clarifying Confusing Culinary Terms

I am a man uneasy with vagueness, approximations, and the lack of specificity. For me,  “Close enough” is the mission statement of mediocrity. I am an analytical, left-brain, logical, linear thinker that finds peace, confidence, and comfort in knowing specifics and details.  Formulas are meant to be followed.  Recipes specify ingredients for a reason. Deviations … Continue reading Clarifying Confusing Culinary Terms