Monthly Archives: April 2015

Ratting me out

I put on my favorite Gator t-shirt as I got ready for my daily walk and was immediately horrified…there was a hole right below the gator’s mouth.  Oh, the humanity. Over the course of my entire life, I believe I have purchased just one t-shirt (it was one of those glow in the dark Halloween… Read more »

Shoestring budget

It might just feel like “clothing week” here on the JMD blog and that has to have you all aquiver with reading excitement! Sometime today (thanks to Amazon Prime 2-day free shipping – free plug!), I will receive my decision for hiking shoes.  After some research and some actual foot-testing fits, I have decided on… Read more »

Bug off!

I’m one of those annoying people missing that special antenna that is sensitive for when a person has overstayed their welcome.  Consequently, I don’t always know when I’m not wanted. But sometimes, the message is pretty clear. I started a new walking route today to try to reduce the amount of traffic noise I get… Read more »

Overstepping myself

Ouchies. As regular readers know, I’ve been trying to extend my walking distance each week in preparation for some upcoming hiking at some National Parks along the way on my GNABRT. This week, I was knocked off my daily schedule by significant soreness in the tendons behind my knees.  This surprised me, as I have… Read more »

Book ’em, Daniels!

Seven weeks until my 55th birthday.  Seven weeks and one day until I start out on my Great North American Baseball Road Trip (GNABRT). Two conversations I have had in recent days have made me wonder about my original plans for where to stay on the GNABRT.  To illuminate these wonderings, let’s set this post… Read more »

Old friends

Seven weeks and two days until my 55th birthday.  Seven weeks and three days until I start out on my Great North American Baseball Road Trip. The first three stops on my trip aren’t even for ball games, they’re to visit old friends.  At my age, all my friends are “old” friends.  Just don’t tell… Read more »