Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ready or Not! Welcome Class of 2019

Yes, I dropped off the face of the planet, but I'm back after a creative sabbatical.  My column returns for a guest appearance.   Check it out at:

Ready or Not!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Promise Kept

Here it is, December 31.  Another year has passed by as quickly as it came.  Tonight over the confetti, balloons and Ryan Seacrest, many will celebrate a bit too hard and then wake up around the time the Rose Bowl starts with the resolution—No more alcohol.  Typically, that resolution is broken by the time the next bowl game starts.

I often wonder how long most people keep resolutions.  Or why they even make them at all. Losing weight is a popular one.  My gym is always packed in January, but by mid-February, normalcy returns.  Where do these people go?  Back to their couches sucking down bags of Lay’s potato chips hoping for a spot on the Biggest Loser? Return to the same ole  routine.  Life is busy is a good excuse.  Fine with me. I have little patience waiting in line to get on a treadmill!

Another popular resolution is getting into a long term relationship.  Careful what you ask for as the most popular time to break off a relationship is in the Spring.  Hey, these resolutions lasted a few months, longer than most.

Quitting smoking and leading a healthier life are on many lists.  I don’t know how smokers do it anyway.  The only place they can still light up without the world coming down on them is in the privacy of their home.  And they better hope their loved ones smoke as well or they will end up in the garage with the cat.  But then again, isn’t there a law about inflicting your pets with second-hand smoke?

What about learning something new or just enjoying life more?  How pathetic. Why do you need a resolution?  Just do it already.

Getting out of debt?  Why bother? Unless you plan on winning the lottery, this resolution will likely end up on your list for years to come.

Spending more time with friends and family.  Careful, this could lead you to breaking all the resolutions just mentioned.

What about me?  I am actually successfully completing my one resolution for 2103—writing and posting this blog entry! Yes, I waited to the final day of the year, but mission accomplished with a few moments to spare.

Happy New Year!  I will be back in touch in 2014.  That’s not a resolution. It’s a promise.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The not so friendly skies

We recently returned from a visit to California.  Our adventure began shortly after locking the front door as you'll see in my recent column.

While some may think I'm picking on poor little ole Southwest, you're wrong. I could have easily picked on them much worse.

I also refrained from using Twitter to broadcast my grievances like Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong recently did.  As you might recall, Billie Joe made news when Southwest kicked him off a flight for refusing to pull up his sagging trousers.  All I was asking for was to have my cocktail coupon honored and a breath of fresh air. I didn't suffer Billie Joe's fate, but I suffered nevertheless (along with a group of my fellow passengers). 

Billie received a public apology.  I have no expectations of receiving the same.  Billie Joe has 178,000 Twitter followers.  I have three!

Hope you enjoy the column.

Making the long journey home, again

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The heat is on!

Finally the lazy days of summer have hit Hinsdale.  Sunshine! Swimming! Sunshine! Grilling! Sunshine! 

Attached is the link to my latest column.  I'm on summer hiatus so there won't be another until Fall.  But from time to time this summer, I'll post so I don't get rusty.  And you can get your Burb Angst fix!
Hope you enjoy the latest.

Column Link



Sunday, April 24, 2011

And the Cranky goes to....

I know you've been patiently awaiting his return.  Mr Cranky Pants is back!  Along with his reappearance is the 2011 Cranky Awards.  Find out who the lucky winners are in my latest column.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

I'm Just Not Ready!

My little girl is growing up. And way too fast for me! Any father can certainly relate. Where has the time gone?

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