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Tom’s Glasses: The Never-Ending Story

Tom’s Glasses: The Never-Ending Story

Fresh tape applied, counting to ten… My Kingdom for a Pair of Glasses! In our last episode of Tom’s Broken Glasses (yes, they are taking on a life all their own), I spared myself the expense of  new four to five-hundred dollar glasses by doing […]

Eyewear for Tommy: Survey Says…

Eyewear for Tommy: Survey Says…

Survey Says…They all look alike. In the last installment of Five Frames, One Face, One Vote , the people spoke. And while the favored frame was Zaag (far right photo), no one seem really thrilled about the  plastic placeholders I modeled all too eagerly. Your honesty […]

Warby Parker: Five Frames, One Face, One Vote

Warby Parker: Five Frames, One Face, One Vote

Just last year, the plastic frames of my relatively new glasses cracked, sending the lens along with my spirits to the sidewalk below. Both fractured upon impact.  For three weeks I wore my back-up glasses, a woefully geeky pair of over-sized frames with scratched lenses that would have […]

Giving Winter the Cold Shoulder

Giving Winter the Cold Shoulder

The first sign of spring has emboldened me to tell winter not to get too cozy; your days are numbered. For weeks, she’s plopped her moody self outside my window and ignored my request to keep her distance. But just yesterday, as I was avoiding […]

Tall Clover Chronicles: Confessions of an Unbalanced Force

Tall Clover Chronicles: Confessions of an Unbalanced Force

“You can only lean on that which resists.” -Indian Proverb And so, the laws of physics win again. In my last installment of the Tall Clover Chronicles: Boz Takes the Cake, my four-legged friend and beau to Gracie, taught me a lesson in physics and dessert […]

Welcoming the Ghosts of Christmas Past

Welcoming the Ghosts of Christmas Past

Well, hello Christmas Past! Recollections can serve to fuel and warm the heart on a chilly winter day; here are a few  favorites from my Vashon Island home. Merry Christmas!

Home Remedies: Chocolate Cake, Vapor Rub and Bulldog Bedhogs

Home Remedies: Chocolate Cake, Vapor Rub and Bulldog Bedhogs

Boz: bulldog as blues healer I am back among the living, breathing (in a Darth Vader kind of way), sniffling (as if paid by the tissue) and walking upright (albeit swaying) in pajamas destined for the fireplace (my gift to humanity). Cold, flu, crud…whatever I […]

Blog Man: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Blog Man: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

New Look for the Blog Welcome to my blog’s new look. It is a work in progress, meaning you can’t judge too harshly for a least a month. (So says me.) Why change things? Most blogs are built on a templates or platforms that  make […]

Fifty-Something Fashion Sense: A Socks-and-Sandals Guy

Fifty-Something Fashion Sense: A Socks-and-Sandals Guy

My kind of hipster: socks and sandalsAs I set down my morning coffee in disbelief, the ugly truth came to light. There on my callused, bramble-scarred, sandal-clad  feet were socks, white ankle socks. The kind of socks folks over fifty wear. Wait, I’m over fifty. […]

Keeping Up With My Favorite Octogenarian

Keeping Up With My Favorite Octogenarian

Cutting the rug (make that the pavement) with my Mom at Vashon’s Strawberry Festival Street Dance I’m a proud on-the-precipice-of-geezerhood, optimistic 55-year who can seize the day just as passionately as the next guy, but when it comes to my Mom (youthfully over 80), I […]