It seems we’ve reached a point in my family’s evolution where weddings and funerals are the only time when everyone gets together.  And when I say everyone, I mean aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, dogs — the whole thing, either side of the family.  It used to be the holidays when we’d all gather, but… Read More

So, yeah, my dog has officially gone deaf, but unlike people when they suddenly acquire such a disability, she doesn’t seem to mind (or more to the point, doesn’t seem to notice). She used to hear, now she doesn’t — it’s as simple as that. Dog Zen. But the truth is, I think it’s actually… Read More

Yesterday was one of those days that wanted to kick my butt. Even still, I was determined to push. Come hell or high water, I was going to get out onto the track. But the pain I was feeling in my neck and right shoulder was so intense it was making me dizzy. I took… Read More

The beautiful thing about life is that it’s completely unpredictable. It’s fluid and can’t be expected to hold any course. If you forget this, you’ll either be pleasantly surprised or thoroughly frustrated. Plans, while useful to make, will always drive this point home. This weekend I had every intention to sail with BAADS, but —… Read More

So how does one know when summer actually arrives? Well, I suppose you could look at the calendar and go with the whole June 21st summer equinox thing. It’s not very romantic, but it’s certainly accurate and official. Or I suppose you could make the observation that the days are getting longer and — depending… Read More

It’s my birthday today and I’ll tell ya straight up, I love it. Truth is, I love anything that celebrates life, especially when it has a party in tow. It’s cool to be here another year; to look back and to look forward and be grateful for the moment that’s happening right now — it’s… Read More

This post was originally intended to go up the last week in March, but life — being what it is — had other plans. Every time I sail I discover something new about this sport I’ve quickly fallen in love with and how it’ll all play out in this dream of mine. Last Thursday evening… Read More

At long last, here it is, volume 1 of the 365 albums a day experiment. It’s a list of what I’ve listened to so far and some of the songs that sparkled during the experience. You’ll notice some albums have two songs listed, while others have five or more. This doesn’t mean the albums where… Read More

  Aside from it being International Worker’s Day and a day where some folks may want to dance around a Maypole (our European brethren mostly), it’s also my dog Shadow’s birthday. She’s 14 years old today; getting up there by golden retriever standards, not so much by tortoises’. She’s in great shape and as bighearted… Read More