Yesterday I received in the mail a wonderful assortment of cigars from my friend, Mike coming all the way from distant, faraway and mysterious Singapore. Just so you know, Mike is one of those rare individuals who actually knows way more than you or I about the true art of fine living. And that’s how… Continue reading Cigars!
1984 by George Orwell I just finished rereading this historical piece of twentieth century literature some forty-five years on because I felt a need to view Orwell’s troubling masterpiece from the perspective of the recent future which coincidentally is where the story was set. The interest to reread this novel I remember came not long… Continue reading What I Am Reading
“Move far, far away from the familiar even if it takes you to someplace like Mexico. It will be among the unfamiliar where the entire world will reappear to you as fresh.” I just posted the above comment to the Guardian for an article they just published on Top 10 Writers Tips. I think my… Continue reading A tip on writing
I’ve been giving more thought as to why historically some cultures thrived and others failed. And Jared Diamond, in his marvelous book, Guns, Germs and Steel only partially answered the question when he postulated that readily available quality sources of proteins were chiefly responsible. And while he builds a pretty good case, I’ve come to… Continue reading Incentives
Hate it – it encourage sloppiness which in turn promotes poor communication and sometimes bad behavior. I know I’m guilty. So I am going to limit my texts to only those dispatches that require quick, expeditious one-liners. Texting is not a medium for meaningful communication. And I need to remember that. PS – Before I… Continue reading Texting
I have two things to say on the subject and I will begin with the first which will lead to the other. First. Some asshole dumped a load of garbage on the side of the canal – on my dirt running road – and part of his garbage was his recently dead dog which he/they… Continue reading Dead Dogs
I am in the middle of a very short cocktail hour but I thought I would write a few words that would remind me tomorrow to carry on with the subject title – in just how does a man dress his age w/o making a fool of himself? First, you have to dress to your… Continue reading Dressing Your Age