Harbinger Vignette 1

FADE IN INT. WALK-OUT BASEMENT DEN - NIGHT The fireplace hearth and mantel exhibit the sentiments of autumn. Bundles of dried corn ears, pumpkins, pine cones, and acorns share the space with the stuffed portrayal of a proud turkey.  MOM (early 60s ) sits at one end of a couch with a leg tucked under, … Continue reading Harbinger Vignette 1

3 Perfect Gifts for Your Spouse

People worry a great deal about gift ideas for their significant other. You hear the common concerns like “did I spend too much?”, or “not enough?”, “is this the one they really wanted?”, and “what was that thing they saw in that store that one time six months ago that looked nice?”. We genuinely struggle … Continue reading 3 Perfect Gifts for Your Spouse

Are you a Wordle turtle? 

If you haven’t heard of Wordle, or have but are too afraid to ask, you’re not alone. It’s a very popular and addictive game, particularly for those who fancy themselves to be a “word nerd”. The concept is simple, you have 6 tries to guess the secret 5 letter word. With each guess the blocks … Continue reading Are you a Wordle turtle? 

3 Keys to a Successful Meal

This is not a lesson about cooking. There will be no expert pointers from renowned chefs such as Julia Child. There will be no challenges or tantrums from someone like Gordon Ramsay. Neither will there be any exotic cuisine recommendations like those of Anthony Bourdain, nor any healthy alternative suggestions by Giada de Laurentiis. This … Continue reading 3 Keys to a Successful Meal

Part 4 of 4: Principles of success…

To wrap up the series it seemed appropriate to allow some time to pass and build up a little anticipation - like generating the demand for the release of the latest mobile device. December is an ideal month for demonstrating the theme of this article - patience. This is the month filled with waiting and … Continue reading Part 4 of 4: Principles of success…

A Sterling Prelude

This year marks the silver wedding anniversary for my wife and me. We’ve had many fond memories together over the years, especially the births and raising of our two wonderful children. Our first meeting was not mere happenstance, it was pre-arranged by a mutual friend. And it is a fond memory to recall and retell... … Continue reading A Sterling Prelude

Autumnal Spirits

This is the trimester of incipient decline Creeping ever so slowly toward darkness and gelidity  Existence turns to a state of decay or dormancy or drudgery Colossal skeletons sway and creak and moan With slender angular limbs reaching out In innumerable directions to snare unaware passersby  Mummified forms of sundry sizes appear across the yard … Continue reading Autumnal Spirits

My Second Least Favorite Day of the Year

This time of year is actually my most preferred amongst the seasons, particularly in New England. Mid-autumn provides a beautiful balance of vibrant, fiery spectacle and muted earth tones; of comfortable days for work or play and cool nights for sleeping; of crisp, tart apples and savory, spiced pumpkin; of bountiful candy treats and Gothic … Continue reading My Second Least Favorite Day of the Year

Part 3 of 4: Principles of success…

In the first 2 parts of the series VISION and PRACTICE were identified as key components to attain your goals. Following these two principles alone can bring about amazing accomplishments. Yet there are 2 more principles that are necessary to apply in order to achieve your most challenging goals. At times of difficulty seeing your … Continue reading Part 3 of 4: Principles of success…