Barclay Henderson

Barclay Henderson

Born Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1939. (I'm happily still there). I went west to graduate from college, Reed, in Oregon, and then further west to Waseda University, Tokyo. I earned a black belt in Judo in Japan and married my current wife there. I returned to New England and got an MBA at Dartmouth's Tuck School. In 1970 I started my own company, a Benihana of Tokyo franchise, and went on to build 20 more restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. In 2011 I sold out profitably, and we spent time traveling. Minako and I love this country but dreamed of visiting more than 100 foreign lands and continents. We fulfilled that goal last year. The years since retirement have turned out to be an antidote to left-brain analytics of business. I've written two books and a humor blog. I play the oboe in small chamber groups as well as many days as a gym rat working out. The days pass agreeably, but those spent fooling around with the kids and grandkids are the best days.
Humor
Barclay Henderson

Bring The Rod, Reel, Bread and Wine… Forget The Hooks

n Paris by the Seine River, you can see a rumpled older man sitting on the bank with his rod, loaf of bread and a bottle of wine. Monsieur drops his line in the water appearing to be fishing. But there’s no hook on his line! 

He might be a nutjob, or he inhabits an altered reality.

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Barclay Henderson

How Many Pillows Is Too Many Pillows?

How it all began With nothing to do, nowhere to go, and socially locked down, I now share more household responsibilities, including making the bed. Bed-making has opened a new insight into my life: I have a new crusade. Not the bed so much as the bed pillows. For much of my life, a single pad was more than enough. Then, with marriage, a second pillow appeared, as you might expect. But from there,

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Barclay Henderson

Lookism & The One Muscle That Can Take Anyone Down

I, too yearn for the enviable appearance of a Greek Adonis. This pursuit of vain dreams leads me to working out at the gym each week. I pump up my abs, biceps, quads, glutes, and cardio muscles to Greek proportions. How has the Adonis struggle been going? Have the lifts, curls, and presses brought me the appearance I’d hoped to achieve?Almost. But then suddenly the gym work became irrelevant. Of t

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Barclay Henderson

Men Require Heroics… And Sometimes An Unplanned Houseguest

Gentlemen, are you no longer master of your domain? Is quality family time occupied with the upright position of your toilet seat? Is your wife more focused on you driving than your destination? Have you replaced your children as the naughtiest individual in your house? You will be pleased to know I have a solution for you. I know this because recently, I have managed to rise in one giant step, fr

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