Hotel Rumination

Hotel Rumination

I know couples that like to “get away” from home by staying at a hotel. They go downtown, have dinner, go to the hotel, spend the night, get up and have breakfast, then go home. I don’t get it. You were 20 minutes from your house, where everything...
As Seen And Heard In LA

As Seen And Heard In LA

A few observations from my latest trip to Los Angeles, where I played poker, visited friends, and ate some good food: The hotel I stayed in was a few doors down from a cat cafe, where you pay $25 for the privilege of sitting on an area rug with stray cats and kittens...
My Night At Fenway

My Night At Fenway

That’s me making my first-ever visit to Fenway Park with my brother-in-law Stuart, a Boston native who got us tickets to see the Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays last Friday night. I’m not a big baseball fan, but I’ve been to a few major league...
Return To Ogunquit

Return To Ogunquit

My wife’s family has been vacationing in the beach town Ogunquit, Maine, off and on for decades. We’ve been there as a couple many times, too, and returned to celebrate our 35th anniversary last week. Ogunquit is the place I once heard my father-in-law say...
A Request From A Big Flyer

A Request From A Big Flyer

One of the few joys I have while flying is finding an aisle seat in an exit row. As a large person in both height and girth, I appreciate the extra room. That’s why I always try to get as low a boarding number as I can on Southwest (the airline I fly almost...
Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Although I lived in the Washington, DC, area for 13 years, and at various times went to all the monuments, memorials, and museums, I somehow skipped the Library of Congress. So, while I was there this weekend visiting family, I took the Metro’s red line downtown...