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Lonely is the blog

I’m going to make this “Return to Writing Week” here on the JMD blog. It’ll be a series of writing-related posts and maybe, perhaps, even a bit of writing.

I’ll start off with this here blog. Almost simultaneous to me … Read the rest

Under pressure

Following yesterday’s chat about the high costs of home repair, we now jaunt off to that other favorite confection of modern homes – the HOA, or Homeowner’s Association.

Once again, I won’t take this time to bemoan the dunderhead things … Read the rest

Learning from the masters

Home ownership is expensive.

I don’t need to tell actual home owners this, but to you renters out there longing for a home of your own, it bears repeating.

I rented for 11 blissful years in a small condo on … Read the rest

Good guesser

I’m not a big fan of texting.

Not because of the terrors of texters and their lack of awareness. This isn’t a diatribe about distracted drivers or pedestrians.

Nope, I’m not a big fan of texting because I’m just not … Read the rest

Blinded me with science

Sunday was nieceling day.

A previously rescheduled visit to Miami’s newly reborn Museum of Science ended up occurring on elder nieceling’s birthday.

The original trip was an idea by younger nieceling, who asked me if I was interested and also … Read the rest