Back in October, the day before I left for my whirlwind visit to Chicago, my daughter took me to a concert for my birthday. We saw Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Infinity Theater in Hartford. The Infinity is a small venue with an attached Bistro where we had dinner before the concert. I have always... Continue Reading →
West coast Dan reminds of a loss of innocence that many of us suffered.
I used to do a fair amount of hitchhiking around L.A. and a few times up the coast as far as Oregon . In the sixties I wasn’t the lone hitcher on the road. Some places , like Santa Cruz and State Street in Santa Barbara , had waiting lists . I’d arrive at a good spot , maybe a corner , and see only one or two others. But behind nearby bushes was a crowd waiting their turns . You’re behind him . You’re behind the barefoot dude with the flute . You’re behind the two dudes going to Alaska . You’re behind all them , man , so wait out of sight .
There were wierdos on the road, of course , and horrendous things happened. A girl up in the bay area had her forearms chopped off by some sicko who picked her up. Things like that…
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I didn't understand why so many people were asking for Maddie's picture after viewing my Thursday Doors post today. Apparently, I didn't read my own post. Actually, I simply forgot that I was going to include a picture of Maddie to make up for the fact that I didn't include a picture of her yesterday.... Continue Reading →
If we were having a beer, you would be worried. “Look at you boys, right on time today. Beer for you, what about you? Bourbon? Wine?” “Make mine a seltzer today Cheryl.” “Seltzer?” “Seltzer?” “Yes, seltzer. I have to finish getting my garage clean; I should probably stay sober.” “Why didn’t you call? We... Continue Reading →
Back in September, I enjoyed a nice walk from the area around Faneuil Hall in Boston, back to my hotel. Of course I took pictures of doors, and I thought I would share them and describe where I was on the journey. That was until I discovered that I had captured so many theater doors... Continue Reading →
A co-worker and I share the same birthday, so every year, we take ourselves to lunch on or near that day. This year, we decided to wrap it up a week early, since we were both going to be busy on the actual day. Since it was my turn to buy, we went to Chili’s... Continue Reading →
If we were having a beer, you’d seem concerned about my health. “Are you in a wellness program?” “Why, is that a requirement for drinking here?” “No, of course not. I was just wondering. My company just started one and it looks interesting.” “I have access to a wellness program, but it’s not direct with... Continue Reading →
In other words, the Cherished Blogfest deadline has been extended. I promised that I would take the day off, and I will, but I have to fix a mistake. As you know, the Cherished Blogfest happened this weekend. One of my jobs was to send an email to the people who participated last year. I... Continue Reading →
John made this post really easy for those of us who agreed to help him launch his new book, but I can’t resist adding a personal introduction. I read “My Grl” “His Revenge” and “Our Justice” and I enjoyed all three. When John said his next book was going to be different, I got nervous.... Continue Reading →