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A Fine Mess

A Fine Mess: Dress Code for the Golf Course

A Fine Mess: Dress Code for the Golf Course

I have fought on the front lines of the dress code wars for many years now.

July 29, 2013 1:00 pm

A Fine Mess: 50 Things I’ve Learned in 50 Years

I swear I'm not a technophobe.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am

A Fine Mess: Slowing it down

I swear I'm not a technophobe.

May 16, 2013 12:00 am
A Fine Mess: Mike Royko says I'm a genius

A Fine Mess: Mike Royko says I'm a genius

Let’s face it, humor writers are never taken seriously.

February 18, 2013 12:00 am

A Fine Mess: Fashion faux pas of the fashion-criminally-insane

I’ve been a frequent contributor to Shore magazine since it was founded in 2005, but this issue marks a milestone for me. It’s the first time I’ve ever been asked to contribute to the Fashion and Design issue.

September 16, 2012 5:36 pm

A FINE MESS: A Brush with the Beatles—He loves them, yeah, yeah, yeah

Sir George Martin is an icon in the music business. If he had done nothing else in his career, the fact that he was the producer of every Beatles album except Let It Be would have been enough to cement his place in rock ’n' roll history. He was their mentor, and they were my heroes.

July 23, 2012 10:00 am

A Fine Mess: A full house in the garage

Every Independence Day my buddies and I supply the neighborhood with a slice of Americana.

June 13, 2012 12:00 am

A Fine Mess: Down the river without a clue

On paper it sounded like a good idea; four old college buddies canoeing down the Wisconsin River. In reality, it was the worst vacation of my life.

April 30, 2012 12:00 am

A FINE MESS: HGTV addiction leads to lofty home improvement ideas

At the end of 2011, Time magazine published a list of the twenty-five people they felt were to blame for the worldwide financial crisis. I agreed with twenty-four of the names, but one of them didn't seem like he belonged on the list: Burton Jablin, the programming guru of Scripps TV, which …

March 22, 2012 12:00 am
A FINE MESS: Wine keeps the whine out of the kitchen

A FINE MESS: Wine keeps the whine out of the kitchen

When my wife told me that she wanted to sign us up for a cooking class with another couple, I must admit, I wasn't thrilled by the prospect.

January 29, 2012 12:00 am
February/March 2012 Shore magazine's letter from the editor

February/March 2012 Shore magazine's letter from the editor

Last year was a traumatic year in food. Cantaloupe made people sick. Charlie Trotter decided to close his restaurant. Even Mario Batali lost weight. I believe I'm beginning to make a separation in my mind between what tastes good, what is good and what becomes not so good when you have it to…

January 24, 2012 3:50 pm
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