Category: Life Stories

Maybe we’re First!

The other night on cable I watched a science documentary (Wrestling wasn’t on yet) which discussed the possibility of there being other intelligent life forms in our universe. (I’ll try not to go overboard on the intelligent life form humor) One segment of the show involved a husband and wife team, both scientists, who have […]

Guest Writer – Dick Evenson (Leadership)

Today’s guest writer is Dick Evenson. Dick, a friend of mine for many years, founded and manages TWS Consulting; a highly successful marketing company. Dick is semi-retired and lives in Northern Illinois with his wife Georgia. Dick and Georgia enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. Dick has shared his thoughts on Leadership. Thanks […]

“Da Bruiser”

My son Billy and his pals recently hooked up for one of the WrestleMania events. They’ve been doing that since they were kids, and they still enjoy watching the slapstick hilarity whenever they get the chance. And Billy’s now passing the tradition down to my grandson John. John will be the fifth generation of my […]

“Big” Mac

  Based on feedback from my readers, the earlier story of Mac on this blog site has been very popular. I was fortunate enough to make the acquaintance of not one, but two Macs during my time in the service. And although they were two distinctly different personalities, they were both memorable characters. This is […]

Man Overboard!

  My wife Ann and I have been on two cruises. Our first cruise, shortly after we married, was on a ship called the Tropicale of the Carnival Cruise line. The eight day cruise departed out of Los Angeles, California and sailed for two days down to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where we then stayed for […]

The Palomino Club

Recently I came upon a Facebook page for The Palomino; a night club that was located in North Hollywood, California. I was sad to hear that The Palomino had closed back in 1995. In the early seventies after my military service had ended, I lived in North Hollywood for a time. I stayed with friends […]

Jim and the Hat

On one breezy day back in the seventies, my late friend Jim and I were out driving around in our fine town of Kenosha, Wisconsin. It was around mid-day and given the times it would not be unheard of for us to have been slightly impaired at the time. Jim, behind the wheel, was heading […]

The Nicklaus Gears

  I’ve met my share of celebrities over the years. Living in Southern California for a time, as well as a life of travel seems to have brought me my share of opportunities in rubbing up against some of the rich and famous. I met Elvis Presley in 1971 in Dick Dale’s bar outside of […]