A relationship’s first kiss is always memorable. Particularly when teeth are involved.
When I was a young man, I was a prep cook at Lobster Roll. And as a junior prep cook, I was a terrifying combination of cluelessness and poor knife skills. Things took a turn.
My childhood was a bit of a mess; particularly when I almost killed my sister by swinging a hammer at her. Originally written in 2002 and updated/edited in 2017.
Running out of beer on New Year’s Eve can wreck a party. So what choice does one have but to go attempt a beer theft at another party? Destruction ensues.
When I was a kid I loved “Leave It To Beaver,” thanks in no small part to the character of Eddie Haskell. What a drag to see Ken Osmond NOT get recognized (or picked) on “The Dating Game.”
There’s nothing worse than wrecking a lobster. Some say there’s nothing better than a good lobster roll. Avoid the former, execute the latter with this piece.
This was originally written in 2009, after a group of anti-immigrant yahoos killed a family of innocents near the border. It feels timely and is thus re-posted.
I’m always on the lookout for a good cocktail; my problem is that making them at home is a pain in the ass. This takes one of my favorite spirits and turns it into a delightful way to get blasted.
With Florida overdeveloped in most spots, it’s tough to find untouched “old Florida.” One area that’s still as it once was: the John D. MacArthur State Park in Palm Beach County. I spent a day with the rangers and came back to tell the tale.
Musicians like Miles Davis, who once said “I live for the next Ahmad Jamal album,” may have venerated Jamal, but the general public had yet to be hipped to his style. That all changed when At the Pershing: But Not for Me, the original album on which the Pershing Lounge recording of “Poinciana” appeared, was released.