Be The Top Banana…(or at least one we’ll remember)

Be The Top Banana…(or at least one we’ll remember)

My oldest son is 13. He and a couple of his (wonderful) knucklehead buddies like to record original songs whenever they are goofing around. This band incarnation goes by the handle Velvet Banana. Most of their current material revolves around the digestive process,...
I See Dead People

I See Dead People

Occasionally, I do weird things. Ask anybody. One such thing is communicating with the dear departed. Let me explain. It was just over a year ago that my Uncle Danny left this mortal coil. Imagine John Lennon with multiple advanced degrees, and you have a mental...
Happiness Means Letting Go

Happiness Means Letting Go

“All in.”         “What? You haven’t even looked at your cards!” “Don’t care, man…I’m tired, need to go home…all in.” This is not an atypical midnight conversation at Duffy’s Double Down Emporium...
Organizational Autism

Organizational Autism

Curiosity and adaptation are natural, right?  You’d be surprised – I know I always am. I was talking with my friend about his child’s autism.   Our conversation wasn’t about the real or perceived causes of autism, rather what it meant to the individual (and family) as...