Road Trip: Los Angeles

Road Trip: Los Angeles

My wife and I have several friends in the Los Angeles area, but when we went there last week to celebrate her retirement, we didn’t tell any of them we’d be in town. Instead, we stayed a twosome the whole time, except when she had to recharge her shopping...
Road Trip: Florida

Road Trip: Florida

Notes from a weekend in Florida to play poker and visit cousins… Instead of staying at a casino hotel, I got a room at a place on the beach so I could dip my toes in the Atlantic, go for a walk along the shore, and soak up some sun each morning. As always, my...
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...