Many (okay, fine, most) of the people I have interacted with lately have been commenting about me (sometimes to my face and sometimes not) on what a grumpy, grouchy, cantankerous anti-social person I have become. I paused the other day to ponder this development, and to consider what has caused this peculiar predicament. I have […]

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After a long day at work I settled into my favorite easy chair, relishing the solitary adult beverage I normally permit myself, and sat scanning through the news on my favorite digital device. I was looking desperately for something which, upon reading, wouldn’t prompt me to run screaming into the night calling for my mommy […]

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Let’s talk about the ancient fable, “The Hare and the Tortoise.” Everyone is hopefully familiar with this ancient tale but — for the sake of universal clarity and a shared starting point — I will provide a brief refresher. The hare is a fast runner. He brags about this speed and teases the tortoise, who […]

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