Flippin’ the Birds – first visit to Camden Yards!

Those who have spent any time with our family are well aware of our serial love of baseball, with exception of our daughter the hockey nut (for another blog post). Yes, we’ll watch games every night if we have to, and believe me, we have to.  Even while watching other network shows, there’s a constant flipping back to the game… Read more »

Hudson’s View – The Dog Days

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Yeah, these are the Dog Days of August alright. TS (which I think means Tiny Schnauzer) Eliot had it all wrong – August is the cruelest month, not April.  Lots going on in my life…well my master’s life, in the month of August. If you’ve read my bio (Who’s Hudson?), you’ll know that I’m the four-legged person that holds together… Read more »

September Surprise: Dish on TV…

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It’s that exciting time of the year when the new television shows launch in September!  For geriatrics like me who remember the old print version of TV Guide, you’ll recall we looked forward to late August when their big Season Preview Issue came out. The Season Preview carried detailed descriptions of each new series on the networks, and most of… Read more »

Fifty Shades of Greene

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Damn. Blew it. Opportunity Lost. An English major who finally had a real chance to create something which could have established his eternal wealth. I’m pretty sure this book concept would have broken all summer reading records – it was going to be called Fifty Shades of Greene. Yeah, yeah, I know – somebody stole the idea already. There’s some… Read more »

Jane, you ignorant GPS!

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This Dan Aykroyd inspired title sums up my challenging relationship with Jane the lovely voice which “wears the pants” for my TomTom GPS navigational system. Our relationship started as many do; two people from different walks of life taking a chance on pairing-up based on mutual trust. It was by no means an impulsive decision, as I literally picked her… Read more »

Full Belly!

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The old saying is still true; the way to most anybody’s heart is through their stomachs. People everywhere find ways to connect and communicate over meals whether it’s dining out, cooking in or taking out. Of all the five primary senses we know that Taste is key…no, I’m not talking about the kind of taste which might cause someone to… Read more »

An addiction of Olympic proportions

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Addiction: “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.” I’m scared. Really. We’re half way through the Olympics, and I’m already in fear that the above-mentioned trauma has hit our family. It started slowly like most addictions…. Read more »

College Dis-orientation

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Why Parents Need Freshman Orientation More Than Freshmen – National – The Atlantic Wire. It’s that time of year, summer’s moving to a close and many of you will be dropping your kids off at university for the first time. Having had three children go through a variety of college experiences (one is still there), I was amused to read… Read more »

Failure to Yield

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Sorry if you clicked on this expecting some sort of commentary on cars and driving.  I’m actually referring to the challenge of exercise each day at one’s local pool.  Although you’ll note that this tale does involve designated lanes, “drivers” keeping to one side and the occasional head-on collision. Having been a swimmer well before the $400 suit days, I… Read more »