baseball

4 Reasons Why Baseball, “America’s Pastime,” May Be a Thing of the Past

They call baseball, “The Grand Old Game” and “America’s Pastime.” As I write this my Boston Red Sox are in the thick of the pennant race, having destroyed the Bronx Bombers and now facing the Houston Astros for the American League Championship. Yawn. I mean it’s just not as exciting as it used to be. […]

horizontal

3 Reasons Why the Horizontal Life Is the Best Life

As you start this week, my challenge to you is to look around. Not up, not down, not inward, but around you. This is what I call, Horizontal Living. There is a special place in my heart for pet lovers. I am one. “Almost human” is only hyperbole to those outside of our circle. It’s […]

children

A Letter to My Children As I Grow Older

My Dear Children, I’m writing this while I am still of sound mind (don’t listen to your mother) and fairly sound body. The reason I’m writing this is to give you permission to do the things that are difficult for kids to do when their parents grow older. You’ll probably think this is a little […]

emergency

What the Memorial Bridge Taught Me about Emergency in Life

Emergency comes with a bell or a siren… You think “Pull over” You think house on fire You think bad characters You think something’s wrong You think pull over and stop life! Those times in life that stop you in your tracks and put everything “on hold” can be scary. You think the worst. But […]

change

4 Ways the Keto Diet Will Change Your Life

Change is good, but change is hard, especially for us New Englanders. I am a creature of habit. Your “rut” is my “groove.” For most of us the hardest change of all is dropping weight and improving our eating habits. Although I’ve never struggled with obesity, I have with eating and have often come to […]

planning

Why Planning Your Future Must Include These 5 Hacks

Planning your day is easier than planning your life. But sometimes it’s important to think down the road, big picture, full throttle! I know what you’re thinking. “You can’t always control the future and you know what they say about the ‘best laid plans.’ (they often go awry).” True but it’s better to meddle in […]

worry

5 Hacks That Will Wipe Worry from Your Life

Some days it’s like I wake up looking for things to worry about. That hurricane moving up the coast That upcoming series with the Yankees That call from the doctor with test results That mosquito-borne virus that’s in the news That tree branch that hangs right over the gutter That other shoe that’s about to […]

New York

How This New England Boy Developed a New York State-of-Mind

Some folks like to get away Take a holiday from the neighborhood Hop a flight to Miami Beach Or to Hollywood But I’m taking a Greyhound On the Hudson River Line I’m in a New York state of mind The Billy Joel lyric is pulsing through my head as my wife and I return from […]

marriage

40 Years of Marriage Have Taught Me 4 Lessons

Yesterday my wife and I celebrated our 40th year of marriage. She is still my lover and best friend, and with the onslaught of years, the assault on tradition and the redefinition of gender roles, I feel someone needs to step up and defend the honor of the institution that is the cornerstone of every […]

crisis

5 Reasons Why Crisis Might be the Best Thing in Your Life

“I just can’t wait for the next crisis!” Yah right. That’s just what I need in my life now, another crisis. No, just let me go with the flow, don’t rock the boat, easy peasy. Unfortunately, we don’t get to choose. Life has a mind of its own. You and I may yearn for the […]