Where There’s Smoke, There’s Idiots

5:30 Sunday morning we were lying in bed, awake, because…well, we’re freaks, I guess. There’s no other logical explanation. In any case, our alarm was set for 6:00 a.m. anyway (see? Freaks!), so when Tara said, “Want to drive out to Cape Horn to catch the sunrise?” I did not resist as much as IContinue reading “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Idiots”

Wine Makes You Do Crazy Things

Dear Neighbors, I would like to apologize for running through the sprinklers in your backyard while whooping and hollering late Friday night. I have no excuse for my boorish behavior other than to say, wine makes you do crazy things. I hope all is forgiven. Best Regards, Mark Prior to the dashing-through-the-sprinklers bit, it hadContinue reading “Wine Makes You Do Crazy Things”

Go Break a Leg

A couple of months ago, an email hit my In Box at work. Congratulations, it read. If you are reading this, you’re one of the lucky employees selected to give a presentation at our upcoming member symposium in September.  I didn’t understand how my boss could use words like “congratulations” and “lucky” in an email that announcedContinue reading “Go Break a Leg”