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The clock ticks ever closer to my escape to the beaches of the Dominican Republic. This year will mark the third meeting of The Los Gringos Refugee Club and the first reunion of the victorious forces from The Siege at Los Gringos, as not only will Ginger and The Earl be there but Rock and […]

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                The following is a parody. I sung it in my head and since I don’t actually know the words to the song, I am basically just repeating the same melody over and over again. If you are a rabid ‘Who’ fan I sincerely apologize but I am invoking the ‘Weird Al’ parody protocol and […]

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500 Words or Less

In June I have nothing to do. Things at work are slow. Things at The Playa are slow. There are no birthdays or special occasions happening and life has a pace that is like a gentle stream moving slowly from sunup to sundown. Guess what?? This ain’t June! Work is hectic and time consuming as […]

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Decision making is not an art, it’s a gamble. Even if you think you are making a good decision based on solid information, it still is a gamble when the time comes to decide. I make decisions all the time that are good and bad. I never intend for them to be bad but sometimes […]

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There are not enough hours in a day.   That statement applies literally to the annual time change in the spring, the clock moves forward one hour and suddenly the day has only twenty-three hours. In the fall the reverse happens and suddenly the day has twenty-five hours. You would think that it would suck […]

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Winter Project

It was a Tuesday if I recall correctly when it all began. That may not be quite accurate since the conversation had been going on for a couple of months and had started to pick up steam recently, and preparational materials had been arriving in the house over the last few weeks. But that Tuesday […]

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It’s Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving is a North American holiday that celebrates the European settlers that came to a new land and befriended the native population and just before they took their land and relocated them on the crappiest pieces of real estate they could find, had them over for a big assed meal. Kind […]

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Ssss... Nooooooooooo!!!

September 23, 2018… It snowed yesterday. That’s right, snow!!! That white fluffy stuff that people that have never seen it before think is so pretty!! I cut my grass on Tuesday!! I woke up today and I now need to shovel my walk!!! This is the type of thing that causes the uneducated to question […]

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A Parent's Nightmare

I hate hospitals. Sorry Dee Dee, it’s nothing personal. I don’t like the ambiance, the antiseptic smell, the way everyone talks like they are in a library. With the exception of the maternity ward where there is screaming and the crying of little voices announcing their arrival into this world, the rest of the hospital […]

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You Know You're a Dinosaur...

You know you’re a dinosaur…   When the senior discount applies to you.   When you hear people say, “years ago they used to…”, and they are referring to the decade after you were born!   When you drive your car 10 kph below the limit.   When you see a face that you recognize […]

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