Monthly Archives: August 2012

Miss Communication

    Miss Communication In keeping with our recent – and very popular – run across the legal profession, we’ll finish our trifecta of installments with these little ditties…silly laws.  At the time of original publication, these laws were still on the books! Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants in Marshalltown, Iowa.  I would… Read more »

Wireless begone!

Alternatively, this post could have been called “Son of Wireless” or “Wireless, the Sequel” since it’s a direct descendent of my post much earlier this year.  You probably should read that one first, so go now, before it’s too late:( Digression:  Yes, I finally started adding the actual link to the blog post.  I realize how… Read more »

Nature endures

One of the benefits that you can draw out of the awesome destructive power of nature (assuming you are not preoccupied with direct disaster) is the incredible protection taken by the apparently unprotected. As I watched the trees bending under the squall bands from Tropical Storm Isaac, I was brought back to our last (local) hurricane… Read more »

I wouldn’t wish it on anyone

I was on the phone with my sister the other day and we were discussing the path and ramifications of Tropical Storm (soon-to-be Hurricane) Isaac. Based on the newest track, it appeared the storm would veer off into the gulf on the west side of the state (Florida, for all you late-comers to the blog). … Read more »

When did this turn into work?

Blog posts were temporarily disabled due to a still unexplained interruption in my access to my website.  I apologize to all you deprived fans out there.  Now, read on… Having a successful couple of weeks recently in making great progress on “What Next?”, I had a moment for some introspection to contrast the style and… Read more »

School’s back from summer!

You see what single living does to you? I was a little late getting started for the beach today (excellent writing day, though…even went through a full pen and had to go to my spare).  When I got out of my street and turned, there was a mass of cars inching around the intersection.  Oh… Read more »

What have I got against blondes?

“Quirk week” ends, of course, with a quirky finish on a quirky day.  Now, read on… If you’re looking for a bevy of blonde jokes here, you’ll have to scrounge around the web further.  Today we’re going to discuss my odd claim that I am one gentleman that does not prefer blondes. I would say,… Read more »

Some rules are made to be…followed

What would “Quirk week” be without a posting quirk?  Looks like we’ll have to complete the week on Saturday.  Until then, read on… Some might say following the rules is not really a “quirk”.  I disagree and I base my opinion on the fact that so many people disregard rules. There are a number of… Read more »

It’s not the heat…

…it’s the ants! “Quirk week” continues on the JMD blog; now, read on… I keep all sorts of stuff in my refrigerator.  A good amount of that stuff has no perishable need to be refrigerated.  A tour through my refrigerator will uncover such novel items as cereal, crackers, bread, tea, sugar, salt and raisins, to name… Read more »

Taking courtesy too far?

Quirk (noun) :   1. An abrupt twist or curve.  2.  A peculiar trait Thus is the impetus of “Quirk Week” illuminated as we spend the next few days examining the idiosyncracies that make me the lovable guy I am.  Now, read on… I am a courteous man.  In fact, I will go so far as to… Read more »