Like a Vacation, Only Different: June 2021

Thinking of taking a vacation? Think again. You may find yourself needing a vacation from that vacation as I recently discovered after taking flight to The Land of Enchantment, a.k.a. New Mexico. I believe this year, trips will be like vacations – only different (am I the only one who loathes this phrase?). Like manyContinue reading “Like a Vacation, Only Different: June 2021”

Can You Truly Achieve All Your Goals?: May 2021

The other evening while savoring a tasty Buffalo chicken sandwich at a Palm Springs eatery, I experienced an epiphany as I gazed out upon a burnt orange and red sunset – I realized that I had pretty much achieved all my goals in life. Then, as quick as that, a lightning bolt came crashing downContinue reading “Can You Truly Achieve All Your Goals?: May 2021”

March 2021: The Ring

For those desiring to remember something frightening, this story is not about that wacky Japanese horror flick featuring a ghost with bad hair, but rather about a ring that goes on your finger. Understanding that life in the desert comes with perennially dry hands, the other day while cleaning the kitchen I casually slipped offContinue reading “March 2021: The Ring”

Things I’ve Learned About Palm Springs

As I approach my second anniversary of living full time in Palm Springs, I would like to share the top 10 things I have discovered about my little hot hamlet (in no particular order). A combination of vinegar and Dawn (half and half, google for full directions) can solve many of the world’s ills. PalmContinue reading “Things I’ve Learned About Palm Springs”

December 2020: So You Wanna Be a Writer?

For as far back as I can remember, writing has been part of me. I penned my first short story when I was 8-years-old. It was called “Paperback” and it was about a boy in a wheelchair. My mom kept these early scribblings in a piano bench. One day she handed me a manila envelopeContinue reading “December 2020: So You Wanna Be a Writer?”

Giving Thanks: November 2020

As November is the month for giving thanks, in reflecting upon 2020, I was faced with a conundrum – How does one give thanks amidst a global pandemic? And, is it appropriate to be thankful during this time? There are those many whose lives have been lost, and the countless sick, but also, America isContinue reading “Giving Thanks: November 2020”

The Patron of Ramon Road: September 2020

No one seems to know how the Patron of Ramon Road was anointed to his post. Nor, do they seem to really care. Each day he stands – tall, thin, sunbaked and regal – at the corner of a printing establishment and Ramon Road. Throughout the morning, he performs a royal wave of his AmericanContinue reading “The Patron of Ramon Road: September 2020”