Christmas ruminations from a curmudgeon

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The holiday is over but lingering good will is floating around. At least for a while. Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday. It was when I was a kid. Two weeks off from school and presents. Throw in a snowstorm and … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 2 – Stupid, Kindles, electronic prices, delivery methods, family, death

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I hate stupid – Especially on me. I recently replaced my wonky Kindle. The new one is awesome. It has Alexa but except for information commands I need subscriptions (music, movies, etc). Boogers. I hate to throw things out so … Continue reading

Soft losses

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Someone from my new gym moved away. We were only gym acquaintances, nothing more. Yet I felt a sense of loss as I went to the gym and he wasn’t there. In a place where most folks don’t acknowledge you, … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 30 – Wrap-up, carpet update, deer, sunshine, bloggers

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I was blown away – Your comments on my “me too” post were astounding. Your stories hit my heart. You were articulate and clear. I was humbled. Thank you. Carpet update – All has been installed and we are happy. … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 29 – Smells, fruit, projects, Facebook, books

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What’s that smell? – Humidity brings out the stink. It intensifies odors. I have a great nose. I can smell things no one else can. Perhaps it’s to compensate for my lousy vision. Sometimes it’s a blessing (I can smell … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 15 – Insects, noise, road construction, music, reunions

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An invasion – I knew it was coming. When the fruit comes in season so do the fruit flies. At first it was a few “scouts” looking at the property. They were reviewing it for the fruit fly version of … Continue reading