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The nose is a the receptacle for many objects stuffed in there by little squirts — mostly little boys who have no “couth” whatsoever. Their goal in life is to embarrass, mystify and generally gross out parents and all bystanders. The more the merrier. It’s their job and they take it seriously.

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For the past two decades my body weight has fluctuated substantially, up and down, gaining and losing, in both directions. It’s nothing I’m proud of, but it’s also not something I worry too much about. My personal physician stays on my case about dropping poundage (as he should) and— save th…

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My wife doesn’t believe in expiration dates. Seriously, she thinks that the “use by” date on a package or carton is merely a suggestion. Last week I found a can of vegetables in the back of the pantry that had expired during the Clinton administration.

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My son eats too fast. He likely acquired that habit from his old man. I don’t know from whom I inherited my speed eating. It’s nothing I’m proud of, and in social settings I try my best to slow down. Though my son has one eating speed— full fork ahead.

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William and Deborah Grote of Austin, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Hailey Grote to Charlie Davidson of San Antonio, Texas, son of  Charles and Betty Davidson of Hernndo.

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The restaurant business is a harsh mistress. She is brutal on your mental and physical health, and very demanding of your time and resources. Yet I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. I love what I do.

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There’s something in the water around here. That’s got to be the answer. I’ve been trying to drink a lot more of it lately. Maybe that’s not a good thing. Ever heard about “getting bent outta shape?” I’ve got a finger that’s getting bent. I’ve got one bony old finger that has developed a def…

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“We don’t have your rooms, Mr. St. John.” Those are the words a tour leader never wants to hear. The words weren’t, “We don’t have your rooms ready, Mr. St. John, because housekeeping is running a little behind.” Or “We don’t have your rooms ready, Mr. St. John because the laundry is down, a…

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You know you’re getting old when the holidays exhaust you before they even get here. I think it is mostly the stress of getting everybody shopped for, packages wrapped and planning that fantastic meal that all the family so looks forward to. 

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The internet is chock full of get-rich-quick scams. Have you read any of the spams in your email telling you about the wealth you are missing? According to the advertisements, you can make a gazillion bucks the first month working part-time. You can buy a vacation home in Hawaii, send the ki…

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