Monthly Archives: April 2014

Chasing the wind

How can a person who babbles as much as me have such a hard time catching his breath? I’m in the final stages of my “rehab” (hard to call it that when it’s only been 10 days since I injured my hamstring) and the combined exercises are something! After today’s battery of efforts, I was… Read more »

The return of the beard

I found this cartoon while searching for an image for my daily quote.  It’s quite coincidental, since I am beginning to grow my beard back after an extended period naked-faced. The humor of the joke is more ironic in my case, since I have no girlfriend, Mom is no longer around and my friends, if not… Read more »

It’s good to feel bad

Okay, not exactly, but it is instructive. As mentioned previously, I recently had my first hamstring injury.  It was extremely painful, but clearly not of the “major” category as the pain is swiftly subsiding and I’m already into my recovery exercises. Being a new experience (and not terminal), I find the injury cool.  When I… Read more »

Don’t drop the soap!

I don’t know about everyone else, but I have recurring battles with soap bars. Near the end of my soap bars’ useful lives, they always split in half.  I’ve never come up with a satisfactory answer to this (the best I’ve done is figuring that since the body is mostly rounded surfaces, the bar gets… Read more »

Hitting 500

Today.  Right here. In honor of my 500th blog post, I thought to check out the number 500 in the world around us.  Some interesting things shake out about this fantastic, yet often ignored, milestone. It appears that the number 500 is not beloved by the movie, TV or music fields.  To wit: – Only… Read more »

Tempted by the fruit of another

Trilogy, that is. During this period of indecision of which story idea to jump into next, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to continue the adventures of young Jeremy and his extraordinary sketchbook. It’s not as if I have a tale plotted out.  I know, if I choose to do it, the story will be… Read more »

Temptation eyes

Gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. I am of two minds and with those, in constant battle.  They are Me and Lazy Me.  The battle occurs because I (Me) am in control of my body but I (Lazy Me) is in control of my mind. Often, while taking my walks, I… Read more »

The Temptations are Kool (aid)

It’s temptation week on the JMD blog.  What that means, you’ll find out as the week progresses, but we’ll start off literal. I’ve heard the term “child of the 60’s” numerous times over my life and it’s always puzzled me.  The people who it seems to refer to appear to have been teenagers during the… Read more »

Memories of going nowhere

Today’s post, as is often the case, is brought to you courtesy of my daily walk.  (Correction: no longer daily, now that tennis has returned for three days a week.) Heading out today I faced a stiff headwind that attempted to impede me from my forward progress.  This prompted a memory to bubble up from… Read more »

What’s in my wallet?

Right now, nothing. A little over five years ago, I embarked on a remodeling/facelift of the inside of my home.  After several estimates, I settled on a contractor and the work began during my Christmas vacation in Vegas and finished about three months later. During the time they were working, the contractor and a few… Read more »