Of Free Time and Free Birds

It’s great to have hobbies, don’t you think?  Not only do they allow us to access and explore areas of personal interest in our free time, but can form the basis for self-expression outside the workplace as well.  Such is the case with my trumpet. For five years, I played in a 9-piece band with a group of friends; we... read more »

Snutterfluffer And Other Delights

Admittedly, I interrupted the conversation after it had started, but when my assistant, a fellow Southerner, said the word, “Snutterfluffer,” I just had to question her. “Did you just say the word, ‘Snutterfluffer?’”, I asked, with a high degree of certainty that no other Southerner had ever uttered that word before.  “Yes,” she said, “I did.”  At which time my... read more »

Grinches Like Turkey, Too!

It’s only a few days away, now.  Mere days until my staff becomes overly giddy and obsessed with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas.  Mere days until the Jingle Bells, Silver Bells, and The Bells of St. Mary’s raise the alarm for everyone to start Home For Christmas—be it White or Blue—and start burning Yule logs and mulled cider.... read more »

How’s This For Scary? A Dentist’s Halloween Trickery…

Scares me too.  Right when I picked up the dental handpiece, an eerie glow came up from below, and off in the distance, I heard the unmistakable laugh of Vincent Price.  If only “Thriller” had started blasting through the speakers, the mood would have been complete…. Not too bad for an iPhone camera and an upturned dental lamp, huh?  I think... read more »

Ode To A Hat: The Official Lid of Summer 2011

What’s in a name?  That by which we call a hat By any other name would smell as tweet. –Shakepeare…sort of Just in time for Memorial Day–The Official Hat of Summer 2011. Looks great by the pool, at the lake, the beach, the tennis court, the golf course—anywhere fun is found. Watch out, I’ve got 100 of these and am... read more »