Nightfall brought a different wind, one stripped of the day’s heat, coming off the water beyond the sunbaked beach below. I breathed deep, drawing the freshness, its tang–that scent of where the ocean meets a foreign land–into my lungs. An exotic aroma that always teased the possibilities of evenings in a seaport… and that sometimes […]
It was 1992 and my second time in New York City—the first time over the holiday season—and I was at the end of a week-long stint for B/E Aerospace, troubleshooting production at the vendor on Long Island that manufactured the refrigerator for our McDonnell-Douglas C-17 project. I’d seen the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller […]
There is something inside the soul of all of us that wants to soar through sunbeams, then dance midair in a delicate mist, then take a simple bath on a leaf. There is something in our souls that wants to hover at beautiful moments in our lives, making them freeze in time. There is something […]
That title quote by St. Augustine says everything I believe about travel (and I’m an avid reader). I’m based in Florida but travel internationally. For work and pleasure I’ve been to 48 of the United States and 36 countries (with more to come) and visited several World Heritage Sites of cultural, historical or physical significance. I’ve been fortunate to be […]
So my wife and I had dinner and drinks with neighborhood friends recently: a married couple (“D” the wife is an Attorney and her husband, “S” is a Computer Science/IT Executive). We’ve known them for 20 years, watched our kids grow up together and celebrate 4th of July with a huge fireworks display in our […]
I’ve traveled a lot in life and seeing new places and revisiting well-loved ones is something that makes me very happy. My wife is like that, too, so we and our girls (four daughters) go places. Since we live in Florida we’ve been all over the state and up and down the east coast by […]
I must be stealthy and swift. Little does this thing… this Chuckle Buddy know of my wrath. It will soon, though… it will soon learn. I am the shadow no one sees. The wind no one hears.
If everything was easy, there wouldn’t be anything to be thankful for.