Stay Connected During a Disaster

Now is a good time to pass along a tip that may be helpful if a hurricane or other disaster affects you. You know your cell phone service will disappear for a while, so texting will be your best bet to stay connected. Text messages use significantly less data than a phone call. Here’s something […]

Ready to Go…I Think

It’s 12:38 on Wednesday and I feel the best I’ve felt since Friday night. My voice is still iffy, the cough is still there and I’m a little congested, but it’s not enough to keep me away from work again. My two kids have been sick too — they’ve been in a coughing competition with […]

Summer Funk

This has been miserable. I started to get sick Friday night between the 5 & 10 p.m. newscasts. Around 9:00 I began to wonder how I was going to get through the 10. My voice was giving out and my head was on the verge of exploding. I made it through, then came home and […]

My Domain Expired!

Oops. So I accidentally let expire. I thought the account was going to auto-renew and for some reason it didn’t. I woke up to a static expiration page. Now I’ve obviously addressed the situation, so this post isn’t really necessary. Carry on.

Mac-Less Monday

My 7-month-old iMac recently decided to no longer accept DVD’s into the built-in optical drive on the side of the monitor. There’s nothing jammed inside, it just won’t take a DVD. It did, then it didn’t. I let it sit for a week or so, hoping for some sort of miraculous Apple Intervention. No miracle […]

Florida Clouds

Orlando, FL – I miss these clouds. Why don’t we get formations like this in New Orleans? Meteorologists? I’m guessing it has something to do with the water all around and the sea breeze.

Interviewing Brian

Venice, LA — We had an eventful day here. Mixed in with a couple of interviews before our 4 & 5 pm newscasts was a stop-off at the NBC Nightly News broadcast location for an interview with anchor Brian Williams. He and the staff were extremely accommodating under a very tight schedule. And don’t think […]

Blog Neglect

I’ve been a slacker here for more than a month now. Sorry about that. So much has been going on the past several weeks that this has taken a back seat. I hope to resume regular posting soon.

Former CNN Anchor Battles Cancer

Nick Charles, 63, was one of the CNN originals. I used to watch him when he hosted ‘CNN Sports Tonight’ with Fred Hickman. They were great together. Now Charles is calling boxing on Showtime until April 30th when he signs off to spend more time with his family, including his 4-year-old daughter. His main focus […]

iPad Review

At first I wasn’t crazy about the iPad. I couldn’t justify adding it to my tech arsenal considering I already had an iPhone, desktop PC and a laptop. Where would it fit in? After I played around on it for a second time, I realized the device was too cool not to have. And I […]

206 Miles to New Orleans

Gulf Breeze, FL – We’re in the home stretch. 1,856 miles down. We’ve done a lot of driving during the past seven days — New Orleans to Ft. Lauderdale to Miami to South Beach to Hollywood (FL) to Miami Gardens and points in between. During my career, which includes work in sports and news, I’ve […]

Hello, Orlando

Orlando, FL – Back in Central Florida tonight before continuing on to South Florida in the morning. We had a good drive that took right at10 hours. Time went by really quickly too, probably because of Paretti’s vast classic rock CD collection. Don’t forget to watch WDSU News at 4, 5, 6, 6:30, 10 and […]

Yes, It's Cold

Sure, this isn’t “cold” by Minnesota or Wisconsin standards. But it’s cold by my standards. A low of 24 today? A low of 26 tomorrow? Come on. I lived in Orlando the past two years. I don’t even have a good winter coat. I’m wearing double socks and avoiding the outdoors while some people are […]