(Originally posted in August. Updated.) RIP Charlie Watts. We saw the Rolling Stones in Houston in 2019. It was the first time I had seen the Stones live, which is just insane, except I was really a Beatles person growing up. We had tickets to see them in Dallas this year, but we actually skipped … Read more
Billy Joel, the patron saint of closing baseball parks, closed out the Texas Rangers’ time at Globe Life Park in Arlington (aka “Dallas” which has to make the Arlington city officials insane – never have a city with one pro team is named after a neighboring city and another is named after the State) with … Read more
No, I didn’t have a stroke. This is my normal voice.
A job search is a very painful process when you’re an old, white guy who has spent the last 19 years inside the same company (especially when the company is often an industry punching bag.) So, I should be used to rejection letters by now. I usually don’t mind rejection letters that much, since at … Read more
So, I spent the night in the hospital last night. Not for me, for my wife. She had shoulder surgery yesterday. The surgery went well, but she has a difficult time coming out of anesthesia. She told her doctor, she told her anesthesiologist, she told the nurses, she told the mailman (he was concerned), but … Read more
It’s a little jar. How hard can it be?
A man’s life goes through stages, some fun, many not. A lot of men will end up melancholy, depressed or angry. It’s like the stages of death – Playful (Childhood) Studious (School) Overworked (Career) Melancholy (Mid-career) Stressed (Late career) Angry (Very late career) Resigned (Retired or dead) As a man progresses through the stages, people … Read more
I’m beginning to think you can determine someone’s age by what noise level they consider “loud.” While I’m not out on my front porch, yelling at the neighbors’ kids to “turn that crap down” – yet – I have noticed that my world is pretty noisy, and I would like that changed. Now, I love … Read more
I’m old. I admit it. I don’t even bother to act young any more, even if people don’t think I act my age. Still, even though I’m a decade or more away from “real” retirement, I’m getting ready to retire from live performances. Now, this is nothing like the Beatles quitting touring in 1966 – … Read more