Adventures in House Hunting

After we’d been married a short while and had our first child, my wife Mary and I decided it was time to buy a house. We looked around the New York City/Northern New Jersey area for a few months, but everything nice we couldn’t afford and everything we could afford wasn’t nice. We learned that … Continue reading “Adventures in House Hunting”

Andrew Strikes Again

OK, I mentioned previously about my friend Andrew. So we’re hanging out this one time with my sister Debbie, and we’re playing a card game called Bullshit. For those who don’t know the game, you deal out all the cards. Then, one player starts by declaring s/he’s discarding (face down) so many 2s, then the … Continue reading “Andrew Strikes Again”

How Did I Not Get Fired?

I’ve had several jobs over the years, with plenty of bosses. Some were great (I’m look at you, Linda and Matt), some were decent enough, and some… well… I’ll paraphrase a line from “The Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun” which said: Every boss has value, even if only to serve as a bad example. … Continue reading “How Did I Not Get Fired?”

Lucky in Las Vegas, Episode 2

As I mentioned, my in-laws moved to Las Vegas many years ago, and as locals they quickly learned where to find the good stuff. For example, while everyone knows about the big casinos – the Mirage, Caesar’s Palace, the Bellagio – the locals can tell you the places to go where winning is a bit … Continue reading “Lucky in Las Vegas, Episode 2”

Andrew and the Incredible Flaming Coronet

During my early college years we had an old Dodge Coronet. It was a decent car but suffered badly from rust. The quarter panels, for example, were rusted through at the bottom on both sides of the car, so if you had anything loose in the trunk and made a turn, it would roll to … Continue reading “Andrew and the Incredible Flaming Coronet”