Monthly Archives: November 2014

Math makes me old

Math comes easy to me, although I’ve never understood people who say “math is hard” or “I’m no good at math”.  For the most part, math is simply muscle memory.  By that, I mean you need memory and a bit of exercise of that muscle between the ears. I’m not talking calculus or even geometry…. Read more »

At least I am thorough

It’s holiday time! As a single guy, that means I get invited to other people’s homes for dinners and stuff.  Even though I’m not hosting anyone, I still like my place looking clean for the holidays. Of course, liking it looking clean and liking cleaning it are two dramatically separate things, as I’ve said many times… Read more »

What do you want to be when you grow up?

This Sunday, elder nieceling comes to visit. Weather permitting, we’ll start the day with a long walk, then come back and hang out, maybe watch a movie on the big TV and meet the grandparents for lunch. In and around all that, we’ll look for a job.  Well, a job for her.  Well, a different job… Read more »

I keep losing teeth

Quite a pointed post, having just made my semi-annual date for a dental cleaning. Now, I admit, I’m a floss cheater.  Sure, I brush at least twice a day, but I only use the floss in a two month period bracketing my dental appointment (yeah, like using the home gym before bathing suit season). Still,… Read more »

Dishwashing blues

I’m not one for attaching myself to inanimate objects.  I don’t have a pet name for my car, nor do I give it a pronoun.  That doesn’t mean I don’t have a great appreciation for items that perform well and last a long time (think clean thoughts). Such is my opinion of my kitchen appliances,… Read more »

I think I’ll keep pounding on this square peg…

Funny thing about writing, there are lots of rules. Most of them are ignored at one point or another.  Sometimes to good effect, sometimes…meh. I’ve been banging on this idea for a book on and off for the past several months.  I put it aside and it resurfaces.  I pound away at it for a… Read more »

Life after Death

‘Tis the season, indeed! The next six weeks are traditionally reserved for holidays around families.  While being single and never married means I don’t have my own little fireplace gathering (as if we need fireplaces in South Florida), I still have family to spend the holidays with. Despite many tales of cheer revolving around my family… Read more »

It’s so true…great beauty equals high maintenance

Nah, chill out, I’m not off on a sexist rant.  It’s all inanimate today. Having just finished cleaning the kitchen, it occurred to me that the prettiest things in life take the highest maintenance. I have a magnificent set of stainless steel appliances in my kitchen.  These are top O’ the line LG beauties, including… Read more »

I’m still happy I did it

Yeah, I know, my opinion doesn’t matter…at least if sales are my goal. Nevertheless, I’m still glad I chose the cover I did for the first book in my trilogy. A recent spate of potential new readers and reviewers of What if? brought back the issue of the first cover’s apparent suggestion the book is for younger… Read more »

Doctors make me sick

Ugh. I’m still recovering from the two physically worst days of my life.  Thanks to my doctor. Okay, maybe not entirely his fault, but he was the one that prescribed stuff for my colonoscopy prep and then performed the actual procedure which led to an even worse response than the prep. I’m not going to… Read more »