I received some disturbing news recently about someone I know who has depleted all of their savings. It wasn’t a surprise; the behavior they’ve displayed over the last several years was marked by a complete lack of discipline along with a profound and reckless disregard for consequences. A devil-may-care attitude, if you will. Although the … More Down is Not Very Far
We made a day visit to Savannah this week for its music festival (currently running there until April 14th). One of my favorite jazz artists is Hammond B3 organ great Dr. Lonnie Smith, and he was appearing with his trio for two evening performances and one earlier in the day. Although the lure of … More Day Visit to Savannah
With a few exceptions, the musical groups I enjoy now are the same as when I was younger. They’re like a few old, comfortable flannel shirts still hanging in the closet. I can’t imagine tossing them, and it’s not even like I wear them very often. I just want the comfort of knowing they’re still … More Cabernet Sauvignon, BMW’s, and Knee Replacements: Rock On!
The march in St. Augustine, Florida began on the east side of the Bridge of Lions and ended with a rally on the grounds of the Castillo de San Marcos. #Vote2018
Today your humble blogger is walking a very thin line. I desperately want to employ one of my patented displays of imbecilic foolishness, but instead find myself under a rare case of self-censorship. I’ve even had to change the title of this post four times already to avoid offending. Not making the cut were “I Spent … More Degrees of Separation
So have you heard the Good News?!! Salvation is unexpectedly and inexplicably at my door. I’m suddenly born again and been given a righteous path away from damnation. Praise the lord! Yes, my friends, I’m saved. It took me by surprise too. There I was earlier in the week, happily sinning and contemplating the vagaries of retirement-friendly … More Saved in the Waiting Room
I’m a news junkie. I follow events pretty much all day long as I go from one activity to the next, and I read from sources that are derisively labeled by some as mainstream. The whole term “mainstream media” during the last decade or so is an example of this cultural divide which is separating … More Thoughts and Prayers: An Unhealthy Normal
Against all her better instincts, not to mention I assume a clause in her blogger’s liability insurance coverage, Donna over at Retirement Reflections has once again asked me to write a guest post. Please join the party there as I discuss the all important topic of eating cookies. Or… something remotely related to that anyway. … More Keeping The Cookie Jar Full During Early Retirement
To my regular followers, Doug might be a bit out of your comfort zone. But that’s his point anyway. He’s an undeclared poet laureate who endures cold Chicago winters and probably years of Ron Santo, North Side sadness. He might not be your cup of tea, but for those of you who like to take … More Marty Made Me Write This.
We’re about to embark on some intensive furniture acquisitions at our home over the next several months. I’m fastening my seat belt for a steep learning curve on the finer elements of form, concept, and contrast. My own tastes can be fairly pedestrian, going back to my early adult years when everything was only ever … More Wabi-Sabi is Killing My Barcalounger