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Getting Back Into Bicycling

Getting Back Into Biking This COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly everything …. (like the Internet!). One is that many of us are spending more time at home, re-evaluating the things that are worthwhile to us. For me, one development has been to rediscover my bicycle, which was covered with nasty flood water a year and…
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Senator Joseph McCarthy – Reflections to Today?

A recent copy of The New Yorker included an interesting article. Frankly, at first glance it didn’t seem that compelling: titled “Sloppy Joe” it featured a photo of Joseph McCarthy at some congressional hearing back in the 1950s. McCarthy was a senator from Wisconsin. He started in politics as a Democrat and switched parties to…
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Simple Daily Challenges

This blog will be a quickie as well as an admission of ineptitude, perhaps. In the grocery store the other day, I picked up a new bottle of hand soap. Nothing unusual about that; it’s the liquid version with a small squirt pump thingie on the top. I got the store brand as it was…
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A Very Special Little Car

Around 1995, a good family friend told me that she had met an unusual person. He was a frequent customer, along with his wife, at the trendy restaurant she and her husband owned. This fellow was well known since he had been the attorney for the famous/notorious financier Marc Rich, the same Mr. Rich who…
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