Sunday, January 5, 2020

Rave Review!!!

The other day, I randomly googled "Sunrise Studio City reviews."

I wanted to see what kind of reviews my volunteer spot, the residence for the elderly, received.

Well, glory be, just looked what popped up!

I was BLOWN AWAY!!!!

See, it doesn't cost me a dime to treat people as kindly as I want to be treated.

So, that's PRECISELY what I'll keep on doin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Volunteerism = Immeasurable JOY!!!!!

I have been a volunteer at this lovely residence for the elderly for the past 10 years.

I've talked, laughed and dined with countless residents over the years.

I greet them warmly when they arrive, and feel a sense of sadness when they leave.

This residence is usually their final dwelling on earth.

2020 is now upon us!

And I intend to be here, continuing to welcome new arrivals, and bidding farewell to many I have come to adore.


What I Know For Sure

As I step into 2020, what I know for sure is:

a.) I like eating at Cracker Barrel.
b.) I like chicks who wear big glasses.
c.) I like a colorful scarf!



Thursday, December 5, 2019

Ugly Sweater

I didn't win the Ugly Sweater Contest last night. 

Some folks actually told me they thought it looked nice!

What I didn't tell them is that it's actually a onesie that didn't fit, so I cut it off at the waist and made it a sweater! How's that for ingenuity?

Next year, I'll make sure to create the ugliest sweater ever created!

I wanna WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019

To one and ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Until We Meet Again

A couple weekends ago, I attended the final farewell celebration for my fraternity brother, Jim Dreher, here in L.A.

He was one helluva character! Not just anybody can be tied naked to a tree and be HAPPY about it! But Jim could!

Guys from our college came from near and far to participate in the celebration. We told all sorts of stories about him. And not all of 'em were politically correct!

He would have LOVED that! Haaaa!

I wish the very best for his son, Dash, and for all those who loved him.

Life is for the living.

And Jim Dreher did just THAT!

May his soul rest in eternal peace!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Other Late Night Creep

The times they are a-changin'.

"Come gather 'round, people,
Wherever you roam.
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown.
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone."

I don't think Bob Dylan was singing about the subject of this post.

This post is about the other Late Night Creep.

The first Late Night Creep refers to a short film I wrote back in 2014.

This other Late Night Creep refers to nocturia.


Nocturia is a condition in which you wake up during the night because you have to urinate. This condition becomes more common as people age and occurs in both men and women, sometimes for different reasons.

Despite me feeling like a freakin' 20-something-year-old inside, my body is indeed 50-something.

And it wants me to know that!

Over the past few months, I have been stricken with the same annoyance many folks my age endure.

Getting up late at night to take a leak!


For so long I prided myself on being able to go to bed and remaining there 'til I wanted to awaken! I'd hear my peers complain about their late night creeps, and I'd simply listen, thinking that isn't my situation.

Well, now it is.

Now, my body is reminding me that I'm not the youngun I want to believe I am.

Truth be told, it has been reminding me of that in a number of ways.

My knees don't feel as limber as they used to. I mean, I used to be able to "drop it low" on the dance floor, then bounce right back up without trouble.

NOT anymore!

I remember when I used to be able to read with my contact lenses on without the assistance of reading glasses.

NOT anymore!

I remember when there wasn't hair erupting from my ears and nose.

Well, now it does!

All the other changes I grudgingly accept, but this nocturia is bothering me though.

And I'm not sure it's so much because of the annoyance of waking late at night,

Or because it signals that I'm truly only young in spirit.

That Mother Nature and Father Time have indeed "caught up to me."

Is my prostate enlarged?

Am I drinking too much liquid before bed?

Is my kidney doing something funky?

Does the dreaded diabetes factor in here?

Or is it simply because I'm older?

Well, at my next doctor visit, I'll tell him about this new "life change," and see what he has to say.

A couple weeks ago, I received my CT Scan test results: there's a 90% chance there's blockage in at least one of my arteries leading to my heart.

This is disconcerting, of course, because both my late parents had heart disease.

What I know for sure is that I'll remain vigilant in regard to my diet and exercise.

And I'll do whatever is in my power to keep from awaking at ungodly hours to urinate!

I tell ya, growing old(er) ain't for sissies!

You gotta be a "real man" to endure its UPS.


And late night LEAKS!