Source: Intelligent Transport "Can I tell you about our Digital Wallet features?" a bank teller asks me. This has come up after inserting my debit card in her card reader, and I have to enter the password twice because of keystroke errors. I stare back at the young woman in silence for a moment. If … Continue reading Tapping The Light Fantastic
St. Augustine Record; August 15, 2021 So what's left of your summer plans, hmm? Got Stevie Nicks tickets? Oh, wait. Oh, okay fine. Well, there's always the Florida Georgia Line. Oh, wait. Okay, films then. We all need a good 'ol blockbuster to forget our troubles for a couple of hours. How about the new … Continue reading Dog Days of Summer: Meet The New Boss, Same as the Old Boss
The scrumptious fried green tomatoes we enjoyed at Asheville's Tupelo Honey Cafe Who knew the coronavirus would blow up all over again? I certainly didn't approximately five weeks ago when I planned a little road trip for us to visit family. Family, some of whom I should add, I haven't seen in person for over … Continue reading Family Reunions & Fried Green Tomatoes: A Post-Vaccine Road Trip
Source: Husker Law Bylaw 1.7(a)(4-3) of this blog's charter states… 'A topical post relevant to retirement must be published at least once a year'. Ah, yes. It's that time again. As always, my apologies to international readers, whom I assume must scratch their heads at the financial sausage-making that is American retirement planning. I'll fill … Continue reading Indecent Proposal
Source: Clipart Lilbrary.com Let's get down to some brass tacks, whaddya say? You know, lower the polite facades we keep and admit to a few social indiscretions. I know, I know. No one likes to be judged. But I promise that you are in a safe place here today. After disclosure, we'll only snicker about … Continue reading Hit The Deck!
A dongle.Source: Unicorn-bi.com "Have you seen my dongle? I can't seem to find it." Gorgeous stared warily back at me, convinced that she was being subjected to yet another sophomoric innuendo from our junior high days, some 50 years prior. If anything, the last year has only increased the lengths to which I will stretch … Continue reading Language Barriers
Would you buy a used car from this man? "No Diggity" by Blackstreet streamed out of my ear buds, and for two beats I almost felt like my former self. I was back on an elliptical for the first time in over a year. Just like riding a bike (or so they say -- I … Continue reading Wanted: Endurance and Stamina. Will Pay Handsomely.
One of these things is not like the other! It is said that turning a blind's eye to a loved one's addiction is the equivalent of enabling the behavior. While I'm sure that's true, I nonetheless have no misgiving in absolving myself for any blame in the tale I'm about to share with you. First, … Continue reading Addictive Habits
Source: Debs Despatches In response to an invitation from the always engaging Deb at Debs Dispatches, I am joining her in sharing the songs which perhaps best represents me as a person. Deb's choices are all really good, not to mention the fact that I was delighted to see she chose Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dance," which … Continue reading SING A SONG OF …?