Meandering Man: Free (Extended) Nashville Weekend

Lazy (Extra) Days in Nashville - Dad About Town After an early career as a journalist that afforded me titillating glimpses of the wilder parts of Sandusky, Ohio (the North Coast!!!) and the Chicago suburbs (Naperville! Downers Grove! Wheaton! Bolingbrook!!!!!!!!!) -- I've been blessed to upgrade from that scintillating travelogue to the farflung locales the... Continue Reading →

Two American Airlines Tales to Forget

Meandering Man: American Airlines Blues Maybe the headline of this post isn't quite fair. Though, a few weeks ago, when I was caught in my travel time warp, there was plenty of blame I felt I could righteously direct at American Airlines. Because we can't quite blame the weather, can we? Mother Nature laughs at... Continue Reading →

It’s Spring: Time for Grilling!

In Praise of: First Grilled Meal of the Season Box up the snowboots. Mothball the parka. Trap that waddling prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, and stuff him for a fuzzy warm hat. Or, better yet, grill the meddling sonofagroundhog. Hibernation's over, bomb cyclones are spun out. Springtime is here and it's time to fire up the barbecue... Continue Reading →

Throwback: Taking a Bite Out of Winter

College Poem Ruminated on Winter, Parenthood The snow keeps falling in our part of the world. What had gotten sloppy and root-beer slushy in the weeks double-digit subzero temps had kept us shut inside is now great mounds of white again. And I've been rummaging around inside, through drawers and shelves and boxes, trying to... Continue Reading →

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