Hawaii – Day 1: Be as touristy as humanly possible

Since setting foot on the Hawaiian isles, one of the very first things I wanted to do — besides getting lei’d – is visit Pearl Harbor.  Well, Day 1 – … Read more

Resolve This!

It’s January 3rd.  Most people have given up on their insipid resolutions by now.   I, myself, haven’t even started on any of mine – not that I had any to … Read more

New Year’s Eve EVE

For the past five years, I’ve thrown one helluva New Year’s Eve EVE party.  Yes, on the 30th.  Yes, I know.  Why wait until New Year’s Eve when you can … Read more

Gimme a U! Gimme a P! Gimme an N!

Over the years, I have worked for almost every network affiliate known to man … KCCI-CBS in Des Moines, WESH-NBC in Orlando and KMBC-ABC here in Kansas City.  But I … Read more

Ode to Bales

I just spent the last couple hours with my good friend Kathryn and her husband Bruce.  Kathryn is a fellow writer … albeit not as good as me.  Whenever I … Read more

Ice Ice, Baby

Snow and I have a love/hate relationship.  I used to love it … but now I hate it and it hates me.   
Growing up in Iowa, I was not fazed by … Read more

I’m Looking To Get Lei’d

I have wanted to go to Hawaii ever since I saw “The Brady Bunch” episode where Greg nearly died while surfing.  And while I’m not hoping for a Hawaii-curse … … Read more


There’s rich.  There’s filthy, stinking rich … and then there’s Palm Beach.  For the last few days I’ve been visiting my dear friend Tamie and taking in the sights.  It’s … Read more

Get Your Prom On!

Every year, the company I work for throws one helluva holiday smackdown.  They spare no expense from the food and drink to the company bonuses.  It’s really obscene how much … Read more

It’s beginning to look a lot like … a virus!

If you’ve never endured the wrath of the IT department – you haven’t lived.  Typically, the IT boys spend much of their day doing whatever it is IT boys do.  … Read more