My Musings

This text is currently hidden by a css change. Alow's me to go directly to the category description because it is editable in the front end,

Dr. Hand Plane To Hawaii. Stat!

Years ago, I found myself in Hawaii -- never a bad place in which to find oneself -- and as often happens when you’re in Hawaii, I soon found myself on a beach. Well, wouldn’t you know it, suddenly there were waves, so I got in the water to give those waves a piece of my mind, and the next thing I knew I was wet. Great! Now what?

It seemed like a good time to body surf, which I consider myself to be a master of. Body surfing is great because you don’t need any of the fancy accessories that surfers and boogie boarders require, just your own blubbery ol’ naked body. (Full disclosure: it's not really legal to body surf naked at this juncture in human history).

And, in my case, that was pre-COVID blubber (so don’t ask what I look like now). Anyway, there I was, all wet, riding the waves with my hot (and yet blubbery) body, totally sans equipment, and the next thing I know a bodysurfer is coming at me at the speed of a large Hawaiian wave (which is very fast!). Except this particular body surfer was employing surfboards strapped to both hands. No kidding!

OK, they were mini surfboards, about the size of dinner plates, and had a name: “hand planes”! (Not to be confused with the kind of hand plane used to smooth out wood). Suddenly, here was yet another device I could purchase. Not quite as ridiculously expensive as getting a surfboard, but ridiculous enough to cost $150. So, really, is this the kind of dust-collecting device that I should spend yet more of my hard-earned money on, knowing that I’ll only use it when I’m in Hawaii, once in a blue moon?

Um, yes.

Continue reading
  950 Hits



J'Biden Era Haikuage


People's Arms. That's right!

200 million shots

In 100 days


We are good people

But we still have far to go

Repair. Restore. Heal.


There's nothing new here

The Affordable Care Act

We're restoring it 


America's Day

Democracy is fragile

The world is watching 


Strategy is based

On Science, not politics

Truth, not denial



Subscribe To The Blog

Produce This Audio Play!

Ever wanted to produce a radio play?  Think you have the mettle?  Read on!

Tag Cloud

Dad advice nukes Soviet Union Skating Hurricanes BB King Rock Bands Spice Girls Liz Phair Peacekeeping Cornhole star Elvis Presley Food Things I've done COVID Car Dealerships Mustard US Senate Red Sox COVID-19 Roommates I've Had Art high winds Imaginings vacation Biden Bands I haven't seen Folk Music When I die Theater Music Email Communication Channels Sports Me Canada Ice Dancing Fiction Texting Sugarbush Christmas Marketing Gimmicks The Future Advertising Bikes weather Mike Doughty Snow Guns Bill Monroe The Old Days My Parents China Bicycles Climate Change Cats Skiing Golf Audio plan mid-winter vacations The Past Religion Putin Soup gathering throngs Godfather Yeast Hawaii Diseases Ukraine Martinis Stairs Hand Planes Chowder Vaughn Ketchup Plastic Big Shoes town square midwinter vacations Syracuse Higher Education Them Kids My Estate Weather Zoom Hot Air Balloon soapbox rantings Bob Dylan Brain Surgery Grass Skiing curling shoes Drumming Spoon the band Politics As Usual Coyotes The future Good Reads My sisters Eclipse coronavirus Barber Shops Earth Boston Accounting Guns and Ammo Audubon Bar the future Bodysurfing Ticketmaster tambourrine Mom and Dad Bands I've seen Beer acerbic high school principal technology Allergies Hache Verde TV NPR Mass General Hospital People I know Existential Crisis Rabbit Hole Wind 1980s Royal Stuff Quebect Reveillon Canadiana Work Vaccines Bands I've Seen Pats My grandparents Eating and Drinking Joan Jett Trump punk music Belgian Ales Tom Waits baseball New England afterlife seasons Soul Coughing Knots the sea First World Problems cornhole Bunker Scotch and Sirloin Cars War and Peace