The Days of Wine and COVID, Part I: Black Friday

So I found this five-leaf clover...

The New Reality

Every night at 9:30, I would hear the distant rumble of Disneyland fireworks. They have been silenced indefinitely. When I worked in a grocery store years ago, the job was for all intents and purposes unskilled grunt work that few people respected. It's now considered "essential" and the workers "on the front lines." I used … Continue reading The New Reality

Romantic Comedies

Holy mother of effs, I'm getting old(er). The family -- I refuse to use the currently popular and obnoxious term "fam" -- was out decorating for Christmas Saturday night, mostly concentrating on the positioning of our new laser light display. We've been looking at them for some time now and found them on sale at … Continue reading Romantic Comedies

Manic Monday

Monday night was crazy. Earlier in the day, Ann had sent me a picture of my wonderful neighbor -- you already know I'm being fatuous -- standing in the street next to his car. That is, his damaged car. Turns out that another resident on our street came flying around the corner at their usual … Continue reading Manic Monday

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Top: Dad with my brother at Knott's Berry Farm, 1968. I was still in the oven. Bottom: me at Knott's Berry Farm in 2016 with these same ladies. Today is the 40th anniversary of Dad's passing. There's only so many words that can be said, only so many photos that can be posted. But there … Continue reading 40