March 11, 2019

I am a proud Duke grad, so it is not surprising that I am also a proud Duke fan. Yet, I am a different kind of proud Duke fan. While “fan” is short for “fanatical,” I am not part of the fanatical element of the Duke fan clan. Believe it or not, I actually like and respect the Tar Heels too (not as m...

February 19, 2019

As Huey Lewis reminds us, “The power of love is a curious thing. Makes one man weep, makes another man sing. Change a hawk, to a little white dove. More than a feeling….that’s the power of love!” 

That signature song from Huey (remember the 1985 movie “Back to the Future?”) speaks the...

January 7, 2019

As some of you may know, I’ve been tooting a trumpet for a really long time now (over 50 years.) I also started playing a flugelhorn a few years ago, which is a mellower sounding version of the trumpet. 

Playing a trumpet for over 5 decades has afforded me opportunities to be part of a bunch of...

December 17, 2018

Any family traditions for your crew this time of year? Our youngest son, along with his Mrs. and two young daughters, leads us on a yearly excursion to hunt for, and…..eventually……chop down a fresh Christmas tree. 

Sounds like a fun, fresh-air, family quality kind of thing, right? That’s very tr...

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