Fortune Cookie Friday

  “Flowers. In Spring? Groundbreaking.” – Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada The Fortune: A healthy way of living is be good to your health. Wow. What an astute observation. Folks, it does not get much deeper than that. I’ll be honest.  I become filled with utter joy anytime I see a fortune fall out of…

Death and All of Its Planning

Can you help me understand why death requires so much pre-planning? “Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence.” -Paul Simon, Simon &…

Some Observations on Holiday Travel

“Hey, people who travel with your bed pillow.  You look insane.” – Jim Gaffigan Can you help me understand why so many people dislike traveling during the holidays? I have to imagine that there are people in the world who can think of nothing worse than traveling by air on a major holiday.  Much less the busiest…

New Haven, CT to Baltimore, MD

“What I want is what I’ve not got, and what I need is all around me.” – Dave Matthews Band Miles traveled: 363.8 Before getting on the dreaded 95 South (and yes, I know there are other routes to take, but trust me I spent a copious amount of time checking traffic patterns and delays…