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GIRLFRIEND BREAK UP AFTERMATH WITH DIRK FERGUSON

  Girlfriend break up? It’s one way to learn how to stay married later. A bad break up then makes a better husband now.   Dirk Ferguson witnessed the aftermath of a girlfriend break up that served as a guide to any break up wing man for the whole sad affair.   Play Hall and […]

Way Back When Turning Thirty Was Old Age

    I asked a fifty year old man what turning thirty really meant. I was twenty nine at the time.   He said, “It’s easier wearing a shirt and tie without feeling like a fraud.”   Fraud? That’s it? Shirt and tie?   Way back when turning thirty was old age I asked old […]

Lost General, A Very Expensive Tax Burden

    Former General David Patraeus spoke on PBS recently.   He sounded good, on point, and a wonderful example of the manners you learn from being educated at the finest military schools in the land.   I liked the general right up until…

THE KING OF NEW YORK, 1975

Stoner nation rolled in the muddy Woodstock slip and slide. Five years later they took a shower, got a haircut, and danced the disco. Top New York discos needed the right people managing the door and lines that grew down the sidewalk most weekends. Full of Queens, Brooklyn, and Jersey people, they needed tending. That’s […]

DOES YOUR FAMILY HATE YOU ENOUGH? GET BUSY

  Family hate means family values 0.  Are you the right gender? Check early pictures to see if you’re wearing the right clothes. If you’re a guy and your baby pictures look like a girl, relax. General Douglas MacArther wore a dress and long hair as a child. It was the fashion, and it didn’t hurt […]

THE BIRTHDAY BOY: HOW TO CELEBRATE YOUR DAD’S DAY

The Gillaspie children Wayne, Cleo, and Rex, c. 1948. This May 8th my Dad would have been 84 years old. Birthdays are important. To all baby boomers: Call your parents on their birthday. To all hipsters: Get off your scooter and show your parents you were raised right. Call them. To all millennials: Follow the […]