Fear and Loathing on Cape Cod – July 2019

It does not get better than driving with my good friends Raoul and Dr. Gonzo (“Don’t worry – I’ll remember your face”) down to the Cape (Cape Cod for you non-New Englanders). Our goal was to attend the annual Michael McGuire Gallery “Opening” (https://michaelmcguire.net) in P’town (Provincetown) this past weekend.   Michael McGuire, a life-long friend… Read More Fear and Loathing on Cape Cod – July 2019

Castles Made of Sand – June 2019

And so castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually Jimi Hendrix Technically, they will be removed by a bulldozer.  But not just yet.  And I guess technically they are not sandcastles.  Alright, have your way.  Check out these sculptures from this year’s Hampton Beach (NH) Master Sand Sculpting Classic! We continue our Northeast… Read More Castles Made of Sand – June 2019

North Shore Boston – June 2019

We descended on Salem, Cape Ann and Boston (MA) for what we have alternately called Our Most Fabulous Trip, or our Northeast Trip.  I think Our Most Fabulous Trip conjures up Wayne’s World.  Party on, Garth. When I say “we”, I don’t mean the proverbial Brad and Karen.  This time we are actually traveling with… Read More North Shore Boston – June 2019

Gospel Night at the Pops – June 2019

Can I get an amen?  We attended Gospel Night at the Pops inside Boston’s Symphony Hall last night.  Let me just say Hallelujah! After meeting with friends and enjoying an unbelievable dinner in Eataly at La Pizza e La Pasta (let me just say – this was SUPERB!), we walked the short distance from the… Read More Gospel Night at the Pops – June 2019

Shoulder Surgery Update – June 2019

A special thanks goes to Dr. Josh Siegel and the entire team (surgical center, physical therapy, tanning salon, latte bar) at Access Sports Medicine in Exeter, NH for the great work they did repairing and rehabilitating my left rotator cuff.  Way to go!  With every day, I’m feeling more and more like my old self,… Read More Shoulder Surgery Update – June 2019

Boston Marathon – Apr 2019

Best of luck to the runners in tomorrow’s 123rd running of the Boston Marathon! There is lots of history and tradition in the Boston area on this Patriots’ Day, a day in New England that commemorates the beginning of the Revolutionary War.   Activities include parades and battle reenactments in places like Lexington and Concord.  More widely… Read More Boston Marathon – Apr 2019

5 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2019

It doesn’t seem possible, but at the end of this month (technically a month later for Karen) we will have been retired for 5 years!  What the hell have we done? Retirement, for those uninitiated, is when you shovel your driveway down to bare pavement two hours after a major storm.  Being anal retentive helps. Retirement is… Read More 5 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2019

The Day Bill Belichick Smiled – Feb 2019

Like mentioned in a post previously, if you are talking about your baseball team in November, that is goodness.  And if you are talking about your football team in February, that too is sweet.  Sorry, did I not mention the 2019 Superbowl Champions are the New England Patriots? If you know anything about New Englanders, there are… Read More The Day Bill Belichick Smiled – Feb 2019

Hampton Beach – Jan 2019

What comes to mind when you hear Hampton Beach (New Hampshire)?  If you are familiar with Hampton Beach, you’ll probably say the beach, the boardwalk, casinos, bars, night clubs, food stands, miniature golf, water slides, concerts, and maybe a roller coaster.   If you don’t know Hampton Beach, then maybe you think… ahhh… I don’t know, a beach,… Read More Hampton Beach – Jan 2019

Slight Pause in Ski Season – Dec 2018

Sadly, I must report a short pause in this year’s ski season. Let me tell you my latest real-life experience. As I think I may have mentioned previously, if you are a resident of New Hampshire and are older than dirt, you can ski for free at Cannon Mountain during the week.  That, my friends,… Read More Slight Pause in Ski Season – Dec 2018

Tis the Season – Dec 2018

First, a moment of respect and a thousand points of light for George H. W. Bush.  RIP,  41. Please, in the name of all things sacred to young children, DO NOT let your children read this post any further unattended!  Parental supervision is highly recommended. Most of us recognize truth as being independent of belief. … Read More Tis the Season – Dec 2018

November in New England – Nov 2018

More accurately, this post could have been labeled “Everything Within 5 Miles of our House”. OK, so we haven’t done a lot of traveling in the last few months.  Well, except for moving 1,200 miles north.  So this post is really more about our November. The Airstream is winterized and tucked away in our yard for… Read More November in New England – Nov 2018

Florence and the Machine – Sept 2018

No, not the awesome Indie rock group.  We are talking about Florence (the hurricane/tropical storm) and the Machine (my truck). Timing can work for you… and sometimes not so much.  With tight schedules, we needed to get our truck and utility trailer up to New Hampshire ahead of our closings, and it so happened that… Read More Florence and the Machine – Sept 2018

Washington, DC – May 2018

In today’s environment, it is hard not to talk about the goings on in Washington, our nation’s capitol, without some snarky comment.  But the fact is this is a magnificent city! You need a month or two to do any justice to this city, touring neoclassical monuments, endless historic sites, and world-class museums.  We visited… Read More Washington, DC – May 2018

3 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2017

Almost to the day for me, it has been 3 years since I (we) retired. Oh, how I miss those days of quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly forecasts… And who doesn’t love a well-placed flaming email distributed to the world.  After retirement, one is forced to forego the joys and luxury of business travel: cramped… Read More 3 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2017