What’s on first?

I took part in this conversation today in downtown San Jose. I was looking for the pharmacy and saw a young couple having coffee outside a Starbucks. Me:  I’m sorry to disturb you, but I’m looking for Walgreen’s. Young man: Oh yes. (Pointing) It’s first on your left. Young […]

Easy to talk to

I’m easy to talk to. I like to find out about people, what makes them tick. I am quite good at asking open-ended questions that encourage descriptive answers. These, I think, are good characteristics.  What I am finding, though, is that after a “first date” with someone, he nearly always thinks […]

Not happening

If you think being retired will be easy work, think again. I’m on a four-month leave of absence from my job and if I want to do more than watch TV and surf the Internet, I have to get busy. When I am at work, I have two […]

Self-employed engineer

In an email with only occasional punctuation, but with frequent capitalization, came this: “I am self employed Engineer,Studied the course Metro-Chemical Engineering with a Degree.” Metro-chemical engineering must be for men of ambiguous sexuality who have excellent fashion sense. I’m picturing David Beckham in Fort McMurray. Or, maybe metro-chemical engineering is for studying […]