Latest Ramblings

Thinking about thinking

Okay, two political posts is my limit for the week. Any more than that and I’ll be changing the name of the blog from “Ramblings” to “Grumblings”. I think it’s time for a change. Of course, that’s actually the problem. Thinking. Or, more accurately, thinking about thinking. Here’s the deal. Basically, I think I think… Read more »

What I’ll do to keep my job

Man. It’s so tough sometimes. Mouths to feed, bills to pay. And it doesn’t matter if the job market’s good or bad. You just know it’s going to be tough finding another job, let alone a better one. Which, almost always, leads to the thought, “What I’ll do to keep my job”. I had this… Read more »

Promises, promises again and again

Sigh. So tired. Of the phoniness. And the weak-kneed defense. Of the silent enabling. It’s all so deflating to hear the feckless rhetoric. It’s all promises, promises again and again. Yes, this is another political post. Believe me, I’m as tired of them as you are, but silence equals assent and I refuse to be… Read more »

All aboard!

From nightmare to dream to reality. A long ride to a (hopefully) short finish. Come along, all of you, for the penultimate trip on my arboreal adventure. All aboard! There’s no need to rehash the chain of disastrous events that led to my most recent bartering with the homeowners’ association (HOA). As usual, I’ve provided… Read more »

Blame and deflection are two poison pills of moving forward

When I was a kid, I found a lot of use for blaming. Mostly my older sister. Sometimes they were valid, in which case it was tattling. And sometimes it was not, in which case it was deflection. Then a funny thing happened. I grew up and didn’t need it anymore. Because blame and deflection… Read more »