March 14, 2018

Travelin' Man

I've never been to Europe. I've never been to any other country other than Mexico, and that doesn't count because I was in Cancún. Cancún, if you've never been there, isn't really Mexico at all....more>
March 07, 2018


It is quite easy to get a charge out of my wife, Karen. A simple sentence will usually suffice. "You need a haircut," she told me the other day. "No, I'm letting it grow long....more>
February 28, 2018


Like most working people, I make the trek to the store to get coffee on my way to work every morning. Most places have gone the self-service route, which is fine with me....more>
February 21, 2018

Tennis, Anyone?

Grant, Biff, and I often find a fourth for a spirited tennis match on Sunday mornings. No, we don't. I'm lying. In fact, I've never played tennis in my life, and I've played almost every sport there is....more>
February 14, 2018

The Great Outdoors

I consider myself one of those guys who digs the great outdoors. I always think about tying a canoe to the roof of the truck, packing my gear, loading up the rifle, stringing up the old fishing poles, and heading up to the mountains....more>
January 31, 2018

Donnie and Chuckie

I'm old school when it comes to standup comics, specifically, comedic duos. To me, Bob and Ray were the bench mark, and the Smothers Brothers are right there with them....more>
January 24, 2018

Vintage People

Yes, I still have a big pile of tie-dyed shirts. They are decades old. Same with my jeans. Here's the thing: nowadays some of the new ones look older than the old ones....more>
January 17, 2018

It's In The Bag

Doubtless you know by now, a new law is being enforced as of January 1 paper bags at the grocery checkout will cost a nickel each. If you are like me you've dropped at least one bag of groceries in the last couple of weeks because the bag broke....more>
January 10, 2018

Same Old New Year's

I'm not big on making New Year's resolutions. There was a time, when I was about 14, I made a big deal of it. In those days I would make silly vows like "I'm gonna play centerfield for the Yankees" or "I'm going to go steady with Brigitte Bardot....more>
January 03, 2018

Fun With Clams

I once saw a recipe for a clam frittata in The New York Times magazine that stuck with me. Now don't get me wrong -- even though I am somewhat of a legend among East Hampton baymen (some might say my name is synonymous with Bubby) I am not as infatuated with clams as many of the Bubbies and Bonackers are, but I can assure you I've eaten my share -- even a slice or two of clam pie....more>