Weekend in LA

We recently took a mini-vacation in Los Angeles to celebrate Passover with some wonderful new friends.  It was our first visit to Southern California in seven years.  Even though it was a short visit, we took the time to visit

Redford and Eastwood

We recently saw two movies that are likely the last for these two great acting icons that are now in their early to late 80 years of age: Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood. The movies were both very similar in

Earth, Wind & Fire in Dayton

We recently attended the sold-out, live concert featuring Earth, Wind & Fire at the Fraze Pavillion. I became very familiar with EWF in the 1980s when I started hearing many of their songs on the radio.  Similar to the band,

Family Holiday in Miami

Missy and just returned from a 4-day family get-together along with a wedding in Miami, Florida.  It was an Eckman family reunion of sorts along with a first cousin’s wedding at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami.  We found time to

European Vacation

We just returned from a great vacation to central Europe… We took a Danube river cruise on Amawaterways and visited numerous cities and countries, including Budapest, Hungary, Bratislava, Slovakia, Vienna, Austria, Regensburg, Germany, and Prague, Czechia. .

Happy Anniversary

I’ve been in love with my wife, Michele, for 50 years (when we first met in Kindergarden — see first photo below)… we’ve been married now for 33 happy years.  

Chicago in Concert in Dayton, Ohio

We attended the Chicago concert at the Rose Music Center last night with a couple of our friends.  It’s hard to believe that the jazz/rock band is celebrating 50 years.  It was a sold-out concert that was extremely well received

A Mole Safari

Update I don’t know what it is with moles and me, but I seem to encounter them during uncharacteristic times.  They theoretically stay underground during daylight hours, but while walking through my ‘back 40’, I discovered one with its tuchus