A very happy and healthy 2019 to you! As I write, I’m resolving for the New Year to do absolutely nothing on Day 1 except kick back and watch the Rose Bowl and two hockey games – because no one can say I’m not ambitious! Okay, so beyond watching people scoring goals, I do have a […]

So now as Year 2018 hits its gloamin’, It’s time to fit my now traditional poem in! What fun to recall as this annum now ends All my revels and travels with family and friends! Though taking long trips, I did this year eschew, That doesn’t mean sights and good times were but few! A […]

(1848 – Gold is discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California.) Once or twice a year, I used to road trip with friends from Los Angeles to Las Vegas – and two things would invariably happen. First, I wouldn’t get rich playing the slots and would have to road trip straight back to work.  And second, […]

Happy, um, Half St. Patrick’s Day! That’s right!  In about six months, the Chicago River will flow bright green again, a parade will bubble through the streets of Boston, and my favorite local pub will temporarily charge a cover.  Erin go Bragh! Alright, so I’m not that keen on the cover charge thing – but I […]

It’s known as the Emerald Isle! A land of lush green countryside, brimming with character and magic that can cast such a potent spell, it beckons us to return there as home even when we’ve never once been –  And, if we may, we follow. I’ve had the good fortune to visit Ireland on half […]

So before the summer comes to an end, I’m turning things over to a great authority (perhaps the greatest, in my unbiased opinion) to expound a bit on a classic summertime activity.  That activity would be fishing – and that authority is my dad! I’m sharing here some of the angling chapter from the delightful […]

Often when I arrive someplace in my travels, I find I’ve packed a pretty fair number of expectations and preconceived notions along with my socks and sundries.  Once in a while though, a destination slips beneath both my general knowledge and my trip planning radars, and I set out with no real idea of what’s […]