Monthly Archives: July 2011

Spoiler alert

It’s a puzzler, make no doubt about it.  What to do?  What to do? When I first imagined this site, I thought of it as a journal, chronicling my travels as I wandered the cluttered, but strangely desolate, paths of fiction writing. In my mind, I had always pictured this as a ride with as… Read more »

A Capitol idea

Yes, I know, not the most original of headlines, but they can’t all be cleveriffic. I came into a bit of good fortune recently, in one of those six degrees of separation type ways.  This one started out as I was visiting with my friends as they bowled in their morning league.  At present were… Read more »

Oops

It was bound to happen.  It was probably inevitable.  Still, I made it more than halfway through the year, so that’s something. After multiple updates to my blog and forum, I finally managed to obliterate my discussion board two days ago.  Poof!  Gone. Oh, the files are still there.  The directories are still there.  I… Read more »

A woman’s touch

And finally, the end of Shopping Week on the JMD blog.  A week of reminisces and ponderings on that which we all do every week (if not every day).  Thus, our final entry… Having just touched on the kickoff of the holiday buying season, it seems logical to tell tales of my own holiday shopping. … Read more »

The day after Thanksgiving – from the inside

Tennis and spending four hours visiting my friend’s 5-month old skipped Day 4 of Shopping Week until this morning, but let’s see if I can squeeze two posts in today to get back “on track”.  After you… The biggest shopping day each year is no surprise to anyone, the day after Thanksgiving, where everyone usually… Read more »

Cutting corners

Day 3 of shopping week at the JMD blog; moving right along… There’s something awfully cool about watching the total on your shopping bill start dropping; there’s something awfully cool about coupons. I have to admit, coupons and me were a natural fit.  When you match up the organizing and tracking of all the useful… Read more »

Frozen food shopping

Day 2 of Shopping Week here at the JMD blog; now read on… Everyone knows shopping is seasonal.  Why, you have Spring Clearance and Summer Savings and Fall Fashions and Winter Gifts.  Just about every holiday that appears on the calendar has a sale and almost every store has a seasonal section to reflect the… Read more »

Shopping infidelity

Welcome to Shopping Week here on the JMD blog.  For the next five days, expect to see posts on various aspects of shopping and my adventures therein.  Thus, without further preamble… Up until the last couple years of my life, I have been a faithful shopper indeed.  I touched on this remotely in a previous… Read more »

The baffiling malevolence known as…shopping carts!

After missing a couple blogging opportunities this week due to, well frankly, a paucity of ideas, I thought I would finish off this week with a preview of next week’s theme, one which all of you can no doubt relate to:  shopping! Today’s post was generated by a trip to Home Depot yesterday.  Shopping during… Read more »

Courage in a box

I just completed reading a book about some extraordinary examples of human courage and endurance.  The word heroic is one that is used far more often than it deserves, but these individuals, extended beyond all reasonable capacity, still overcame and triumphed, though not without permanent scarring, both physical and psychological. This in turn led me… Read more »