Scottish by birth and American by choice.

Recently, I had a thought. And that thought turned into the following words, “perhaps we should go out for dinner earlier, you know, before the restaurant gets busy and the service slows.”

Was this is the start of a transition into being old and knowing which restaurants do the best…

A few years ago, I had a kidney stone.

It started — or at least the pain started — while I was running on a treadmill at the gym. I assumed I pulled a muscle putting on my running shoes. It can happen!

But, something didn’t feel right. So, I…

I know someone currently struggling with addiction.

While desperate to be sober, my friend has been reluctant to go to ‘anonymous’ meetings. As an life-long athiest, they don’t agree with steps that involve turning their ‘life and will over to the care of God’.

This was a disappointment to my…

The acid test for a startup/wannabe entrepeneur 

I pay for my morning coffee with cash, a pre-paid card, credit card or an app on my phone. In the event I’ve forgotten my wallet and phone, I can raid the stash of low denomination notes I keep in the car to pay parking/tolls. Consequently, I really don’t need…

Possibly not in the long term.

My first e-mail was sent from a mainframe terminal. Even though my message only traveled a few feet to one of my co-workers it was clear communication between people had changed. I didn’t quite anticipate how quickly e-mail and texting would become ubiquitous outside the workplace. Of course, way back…

Getting back on a road less travelled

I was driving home from work one day when I noticed the inside of my forearm jiggling. Every time the car went over a bump or pothole, the flesh on my arm wobbled.

Hmmm, I thought. Thats not right, it really shouldn’t do that. A man’s forearms should be chisled…

I just don’t eat meat or dairy

A while ago, I had to accept the fact I was dairy intolerant. I didn’t want to believe it, but the evidence was overwhelming. If I stopped eating dairy for a few days, the symptoms would clear up*. As soon as I started eating pizza and ice cream, the…

Like the Nigerian e-mail scams, there is method in the proverbial madness.

Until science comes up with a solution, we are all getting older. And with age, comes health issues. Frequently, the inevitable consequence of jucies and enzyme supplies drying up. So, like many people my age I’m getting more and more interested in ‘wellness’ as a concept. If I can hit…

Gerry McDermott

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