Monthly Archives: January 2015

Gone guy

Yeah, just seizing on a little pop culture; settle down.

I’m getting more excited over the big trip I am planning as a real possibility.  Aside from the actual expenses and nature of the trip, as I discussed a bit … Read the rest

Charity case

I was chatting with my friend about the exemplary performance of one of my favorite companies (and large stock holding), Apple.  I mentioned if my other core holding had a similarly great announcement this afternoon, I was going to take … Read the rest

The next road trip?

Hopefully it will end better than the last one.

It’s been nagging me all month about not being with my best friend and her family this past Christmas.  Ten years in a row and then “oops”.  Something needs to be … Read the rest

Shot in the arm

Welp, that clinches it.

As part of my “Get fit to write” program (long story), I added back the abdominal exercises and proposed a return to my regular machine work on the Bowflex.  Nothing major at this point of life, … Read the rest

Reading challenged

New year and time is on my side; all the time in the world, in fact.  But I’m still reading challenged.

Part of the problem is I’m just a slowpoke.  I’m a slow eater (everyone at the table will be … Read the rest

Putting an old face on a new year

Yeah, it’s about time.

I can’t recall how long it has been, it might even have been more than a year, but starting out fresh this year it’s back to the beard.

Contrary to layman’s thinking, a beard is much … Read the rest


So.  Here we are again.  That wonderful arbitrary day where millions of people fancifully design plans for their upcoming year.

What makes January 1st “the” day for setting goals.  Why not December 28th or January 6th or even August 19th?  … Read the rest