Source: Pinterest HQ staff have noticed an ever-growing pile of unread books, and have thus ordered a temporary cessation to blogging operations. I'll be back in a few months after I've taken care of that. Happy New Year!
A detailed check of Bride's Magazine, as one does, tells me that aluminum is the appropriate gift choice for a tenth anniversary. I'm not saying that Gorgeous was disappointed with my choice of the above, but it's fair to admit that I didn't win any brownie points for authenticity this time around. The 16th is … Continue reading Tenth Anniversary Getaway to Vero Beach
This beauty is available as an NFT, payable in Bitcoin only. My better half wishes to disclose that she had NO part in its creation or design. We made it! Welcome to our first post-covid holiday where absolutely no one is talking about eating outside on the patio or leaving a living room window open. … Continue reading Gratitude 2022 From A to Z
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:11 A recent podcast of "View From My Sofa" nearly had me falling off the elliptical while listening to it … Continue reading Infantile? Who, Me?
My old wind-up watch Two random and unrelated moments of late are giving me pause. I admit to always being on the lookout for signs that I am finally starting to act like a member of AARP; little points in time when I display characteristics of being stuck in an earlier era. Hopefully without the … Continue reading Obsolescence
Normally I don't bother with updates, opting to start fresh with every post. But so many of you sent messages of concern and support over the last 48 hours, that I just wanted to write a quick message of thanks. We were very fortunate. We never lost power, though the lights did flicker constantly throughout … Continue reading Quick Storm Update
Source: ABC Blog The waiting is the hardest partEvery day you get one more yardYou take it on faith, you take it to the heartThe waiting is the hardest part Tom Petty -- "The Waiting" As I write this, there's a hurricane named Ian out in the Atlantic approaching the Gulf of Mexico. It's also … Continue reading The Waiting
Source: Freepik Math and numbers have always been my Achilles' heel. In college, I alone apparently discovered a loophole that if I took three science courses, with labs, they would substitute for the stated requirement of an undergrad completing one mathematics course in order to graduate. At senior checkout, I watched nervously as the admissions … Continue reading Rusty Skills
Cummer Museum, Jacksonville Watching the news coverage of all the cancelled flights and stranded passengers last month made us glad that we decided not to travel this summer. But it really wasn't those airport scenes which killed our mojo. It was really inflation. The high cost of everything this year -- gas, food, etc. -- … Continue reading A Day Out
Quite by accident, I ventured down another memory rabbit hole the other day. Unlike the previous trip taken during lockdown, which was purposeful, this one sprang from something as mundane as a search for a missing checkbook. Desk drawers, plastic containers in closets, file cabinet drawers, lock boxes, etc., were all searched and then searched … Continue reading Back When I Had Zip