Extra Points: The Cost of Waiting

I enjoy cooking. While weekends seem to allow me more time to try new recipe ideas, the weekdays can also be a good relief from the work day. Barb and I try to share the duties, although I often need reminding (which won’t shock many of you who know me well)....

Extra Points: Abandon Ship

I was on the ferry over the weekend when from my car I heard the announcement by the captain that the crew would be performing an abandon ship drill. They were recruiting passengers to help; I now wish I had volunteered since it might have helped this missive! Next...

Extra Points: En Fuego

This past Saturday, ten of us from our neighborhood got together on a beautiful night to sit outside around an open fire and enjoy each other’s company with a few adult beverages and lots of food. It’s one of the things we love about our neighborhood. As...

Extra Points: Close Calls

The time-frame to walk down 20 floors of a hotel, discover the emergency is a false alarm, and then take an elevator back to your room is 15 minutes. I know. Just did it. I was in Las Vegas to teach a class last week, staying in a nice casino on the strip where the...