Monthly Archives: June 2011

A great day off

A “pretty” day really isn’t a good time for a day off.  Really, the best day for a great day off is one like I’ve had today, a day that begins and ends and even in the middle has rain.… Read the rest

Easier said than done

I have a long-running debate with myself over something and I’d like to share it with you.  Maybe you can help me answer the question or maybe you even wrestle with it yourself.

Is it better to set ambitious goals … Read the rest

Fantasy life

Incredibly, it looks like the immovable object and irresistible force that is the NFL may actually be finding a way to agree with each other, making a football season this year more likely.  And if football is back on, then … Read the rest

Hooking up to a trailer

Apparently, a new wave is sweeping the market when it comes to promoting books.  Everyone, from publishers to individual authors, is creating video previews about their books, similar to movies.  Appropriately enough, they are called book trailers.

So I says … Read the rest

Showered in thought

In my salad days, I used to look at showers as the necessary obligation between dirty and clean.  My goal was to finish as quickly as possible, since it was taking up valuable time I could be using to get … Read the rest

Father’s Day, part 2 – Dad

Dad.

A lot of life, memories and stories invested in that word.  Not all of it was positive, for sure.  My endless attempts to meet up to his lofty expectations led to developing a perfectionist complex that’s taken decades for … Read the rest

The trouble with being human

I really need to not eat Doritos just before sitting down to type these blogs…

The NBA finals have ended and my local team came up short.  As you regular readers know, I’ve been following (and even rooting for) this … Read the rest

What’s in a name?

I was at a baseball game with a friend this weekend and a former co-worker and his wife came down the same row to sit a few seats away.  He said hi, calling me by name and I said hi … Read the rest