The laugh of the deeply insane

It was the later part of July and we four were hiking at Little Wilson Falls near Moosehead Lake in Piscataquis County, Maine, the least populated county in the state of Maine. We were on a woodland path, part of the Adirondack Trail with a stream that cascaded into a series of small waterfalls andContinue reading “The laugh of the deeply insane”

Just sittin’

I’ve been doing a lot of nothing during the month of February and it’s been liberating. Doing nothing, just hanging around, watching Netflix or just wasting time is not wasting time. There’s a first time for everything and for the last few weeks I’ve really enjoyed doing nothing; for me it’s been surprisingly worthwhile. It’sContinue reading “Just sittin’”

Prout’s Neck

Maine is my new favorite place to be. Previously it was magical Martha’s Vineyard having spent four summers there during my college years following Sweet Baby James, working at the 20-bed Martha’s Vineyard Hospital pharmacy, celebrating birthdays at the Black Dog Tavern when it first opened up in Vineyard Haven. I remember swimming buck nakedContinue reading “Prout’s Neck”

New responsibilities

“Off the hook” is an idiom that dates back to the 17th century and with increased popularity in the mid-1800s. It means to be “free from some responsibility; removed from some difficulty”. It’s been used as “a dated phrase to indicate something is cool, funk or enjoyable”. In a figurative sense, it’s when a bossContinue reading “New responsibilities”

Cole slaw wrestling. Whoppee!

Florida: 22 million people. What’s there to do to pass the time besides baking in the sun? One thing unique to the New Smyrna Beach area of Florida is cole slaw wrestling.  Women cole slaw wrestling helps draw men into Sopotnick’s Cabbage Patch Saloon. Women in bikinis looking a little like Suomo wrestlers, approach eachContinue reading “Cole slaw wrestling. Whoppee!”

Enough with the phubbing please!

“Fine Peruvian Cuisine” was the draw, so we entered Victoria’s new restaurant at 806 Lake Avenue on the main drag in Lake Worth, Florida, sat down and tried to figure out what we would eat in the rustic and spacious dining space.  I’m pretty sensitive to acoustics in any environment, and restaurants in particular, butContinue reading “Enough with the phubbing please!”