The Best Advice So Far - chance - silver car, green house and dice on the Monopoloy 'Chance' space

chance

I’ve used the word “kismet” quite a few times lately. It’s the only word that seemed to fit several series of events that have had my head spinning in the very best of ways. Let me tell you about one of them. If you read my last post, then you’re familiar with Joe — the hard-working overnight crew…


The Best Advice So Far - reverse - one yellow rubber ducky swimming the opposite direction in a line of black rubber ducks

reverse

We’ve all seen those bumper stickers: HOW’S MY DRIVING? 555-123-4567 Ever called the number to report that the driver is, in fact, currently driving respectfully and obeying all traffic laws? After all, the sticker doesn’t say, “Call if I’m driving unsafely or otherwise annoying you.” Yet isn’t…


The Best Advice So Far: no words - wide-eyed man with tape over mouth

no words

It was Wednesday, somewhere between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m. I was in the middle of a shoulder workout. Joe, the sole employee on duty, was parts unknown; so I essentially had the entire gym to myself. I had just finished up a set of lateral raises and was placing the dumbbells back on the rack. That’s…


The Best Advice So Far - Beauty ... or the Beast - Belle and Beast dancing

beauty ... or the beast

At the ripe old age of 87, my Nana (now nearly 93), did something she’d never done before in her adult life. She danced. ***** Recently, I saw the new live-action film version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (OK, fine, maybe I’ve seen it twice already). And I’m finding my brain churning on…


The Best Advice So Far: the good old days - old-fashioned soda jerk offering chocolate ice cream cone

the good old days

Ah, the good old days. The simpler ways of bygone eras have become an indelible part of our collective consciousness, stirring a sense of wistfulness at their passing, whether we actually lived through them or not. Neighbors leaned from open windows or across picket fences to chat, and thought…