Very much hope that you had a happy Turkey Day. We had a smallish group, though certainly big enough: Judy and I, our sons Daniel and David, and their partners Beckee and Meredith. At any given time starting about noon, most of… Read More

Beckee and Daniel were married in March, and I posted about it here. At the time I promised a follow-up post with some of the official photographs (rather than the ones Judy and I took with our phones). Well, here it is,… Read More

A Wedding in the Family

Friends, I am truly pooped. Pooped, but happy. Danny and Beckee got married Saturday, and it was a long, loud, and joyful event. Then we hosted the post-wedding brunch this morning, which was fine except that Judy woke up with a stomach… Read More

First Snowdrops and Pending Nuptials

It’s been a whole week since I’ve written a post. I have good excuses, though. First off, work has been much busier than normal. Second, and much more exciting, our oldest son’s wedding is this coming Saturday. (!!!) We have only limited… Read More

Flowers for the Kitchen

We fixed up our kitchen about a year ago, and ever since then I’ve wanted to write a post about it. The process was lengthy and painful but necessary – the cabinets were falling apart, and you can glue things back together… Read More

Welcome to the Family, Here’s a Stocking

Since we were at home this Christmas, we also revived the family custom of Christmas stockings, which we inherited from Judy’s family. I knew I was an honorary Hertz when Judy’s mother made a stocking for me. Now that our family is… Read More

A Christmas Tree

We were home for Christmas this year for the first time in a decade. And so, for the first time in as many years, we’ve bought a Christmas tree.

My Brush With Celebrity

Well, people seemed to like the post about the time I stole a car, so I’ll tell you another true story from my life’s misadventures. This is about the time I used a famous actor’s hotel room for a day care center.

My Life of Crime

So there was this time I stole a car. I’m not proud of it. But now that there’s not much in the garden to write about and I’ve covered our summer vacation, it may be time to come clean.

Greetings From The North Woods

I’m writing from a cabin on the shores of Lake Superior, in a remote spot near Michigan’s Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. We’ll be here for the remainder of the week.