• I’ve become a beach slug!

    Monday, December 29, 2014 Permalink

    Balance is important to me.  I juggle my jobs, my writing and my working out.  I’m always trying to get everything in.  I have a weekly To-Do list.  And I enjoy scratching off each play review, treadmill stint, and even the most mundane of tasks.  ‘Pick up toilet paper.‘ Scratch!  I find satisfaction in the ...

  • Review “Pirates Voyage” (Myrtle Beach): Aye Aye!

    Saturday, December 27, 2014 Permalink

    Myrtle Beach, in conjunction with Jenny Hamel, presents PIRATES VOYAGE. When driving into Myrtle Beach, two specific signs will make you go ‘huh?‘  Hardees boasting a bologna-Velveeta-egg biscuit. And the billboards promoting a Pirates Voyage with live nativity. Both sound like odd, distasteful combos.  Although the Hardees’ announcement can be disregarded, 100+ Pirates’ billboards and a ...

  • The long train home

    Monday, December 22, 2014 Permalink

    I rode the Amtrak train from Chicago to Elkhart last night.  This experience was lackluster compared to my Thanksgiving enchantment on the rails.  First, Union Station was bustling with locals traveling to holiday destinations and dejected Chicago Bear fans returning to the ‘burbs.  I avoided the over-crowded food court knowing that there was a dining ...