Jack Fabian

The presence of too many presents is enough to drive anybody to drink

There’s only one thing worse than having to stay home when your wife’s having a Bunco party and that’s Christmas shopping. This time of year presents me a pleasurable oppor ...

They’ll celebrate anything in San Francisco

A few weeks ago, my wife and I boarded one of three buses headed for the Bay Area to celebrate what was labeled as Fleet Week. It was very puzzling to me to understand why a very ...

Getting older is definitely not for sissies

It all started with an article in an area newspaper that noted the 10th anniversary of Lincoln Hills. In that article, they mentioned that the average age of Lincoln Hills reside ...

Freezing in the doctor’s office and a screaming TV

Just got back from a visit with my cardiologist, something I must do every six months since I had a valve job a little over a year ago. If you’ve got a bad valve, you just can’ ...

When are two free nights better than three?

Two free nights at a casino hotel! We get these offers every couple of months. Once you’ve proven you can lose on a regular basis, the free nights become routine. You can inc ...

The older I get, the better I was

Aging is not something you think about until you realize you’re experiencing it. One day, for some reason, you subtract your birth year from the current year, and immediately y ...

Theoretically speaking, retired life can be quite interesting

Being retired, and being around retired people, has more surprises than finding out how many elected officials didn’t pay their income tax last year. It’s downright amazing the ...

Around my house, women of the night are full of bunco

As of March, bunco, a semiannual event at our house; has already been to our house twice this year. I look forward to this as much as I look forward to winning the grand prize in a ...

Super Bowl Sunday: Tampa's the place

The trip to the Super Bowl was the most exciting event that happened to me since I was elected as senior class president three years in a row. We’ll get back to that in just a mi ...

A new year, an old idea

Happy New Year! I know I’m a little tardy with that but it took me awhile to remember and gather all the stuff that happened on New Year’s Eve. As usual, we had a c ...

Visit to the Great Wall of Nashville

One of the trips my wife and I took this past summer was Nashville. Tennessee is a beautiful state with cities that have a significant degree of sophistication but the state also h ...

Signs of the times, unfortunately

The year 2008 will go down in history, way down. One of the reasons is because it’s an election year and our country has ED (electoral dysfunction). And the candidates think not ...

History repeats itself, over and over and over ...

If ignorance is bliss, why isn’t the world happier? Well, for one thing, it’s an election year. The primaries are like an amateur contest; it gives individuals with no talent a ...

What’s good is worth repeating

“Proximity isn’t everything, but it’s close.” I have no idea who said this, but it’s just one of many great quotes that have been verbally regurgitated from people who ar ...

Adam’s Ribs get barbecued

It was five and dime poker night at Harve’s. His wife was scheduled to play Bunco with friends, but the flu bug bit. She wrapped up tight in a flannel robe, sipped on a cup of me ...