First of the Last

First of the Last

If I asked, “Who was the first man on the moon?” I think most people would be able to answer, “Neil Armstrong.” But what if I asked, “Who was the *second* man on the moon?” Here’s a harder one: If I asked, “Who was the first man to reach the top of Mount Everest?” I … Continue reading

Unhappy Hour

Unhappy Hour

As I write this, the work day is winding down.  People all over California are looking at the clock tick while looking forward to a stiff drink. Happy Hour is nearly upon us; that wonderful time we celebrate leaving work.  That boisterous time we feast on low priced fried foods and revel in cheap well … Continue reading

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

Ah, Summer.  The weather has warmed up to a balmy 60° and you can watch the sunset at 11PM.  A trip to the beach doesn’t mean hypothermia and the dog sled hasn’t seen action for months. Summer means different things to different people.  For me, it means weekends at the pool and a dramatic increase … Continue reading

Who?

Who?

August 4th was an important day.  In the days leading up to Sunday, people had been frantically counting down the hours, clearing schedules, and setting DVRs.  The bookmakers had created odds and fans had created top ten lists.  I believe I used the word “Squeeeee!” in a Facebook post regarding the day. Yesterday, at 11 … Continue reading