Why I Love Shakespeare

I’ve used a favorite Shakespeare quote in business correspondence several times over the years. It’s from the first act of Julius Caesar: There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is...

Santa’s Got Nothin’ on Befana

[This marks my 100th post since starting this author’s blog in February 2016. Since that first post, I’ve written over 130,000 words here, in addition to two novels, most of a third, and a fourth underway. To those of you who have against your better...

My German Kid

As I was just out of the shower yesterday, my wife, Kay-Kay, said, “Hand me a roll of toilet paper from the closet, please.” My immediate response was, of course, “You need TP for your bunghole??? Heh. Heh, heh.” Which is hilarious if you were ever, like me, a devoted...

Off the Grid

Whether due to climate change or supremely bad luck—like those people that live in “100-Year Floodplains” and find their houses underwater every three years—we’ve had our second multi-day power outage in the last two months here on The Peninsula. This being the...

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