Monthly Archives: September 2015

Crossing over

When did it happen? Was it just the trip or has it been building for some time? In my quest to get “back” to health, I’ve been attempting to get myself up to my previous walking distance. Today, I pushed out to a little more than six miles. Tomorrow is eight. Except, I’m struggling. Ever… Read more »

The man with no plan

My current writing project is not proceeding as planned. That’s not a surprise, since I haven’t got anything planned for it at present. So far, I’ve got my germ of an idea and some characters. I’ve also got some character motivations, but as to what motivated those motivations, I’m still unsure. I’ve mapped out a… Read more »

Guess who’s coming to dinner

Twice a year I host a cookout at my house. In May, for my birthday, it’s a BBQ.  In October, for Halloween, it’s a dinner. Two months before the event, I send out an email invitation to everyone with the basics – time, day, occasion, menu hints and a request for advance notification of attendance…. Read more »

Just say no (more)

I have a hard time with it.  I really do.  Saying “no more” is tough. After a week of working on comics and toys and for girls and boys (I’m a poet!), I have been fighting off my near-overpowering desire to add even more to each bag. Now, understand, I’m giving away ten (count ’em, 10!)… Read more »

Beachfront property

September is shortly gone and that means it’s time to get my new beach pass. I’ve been “locked out” of the beach since the beginning of the year.  Part of that time was taken up with my Great North American Baseball Road Trip, but even had I not left, I was punished for owning a… Read more »

What a girl wants

<Warning!  The following post will contain harsh generalities and cold stereotypes. The views in the post actually do reflect those of this blog and its author.> Halloween bag stuffing is nigh and that means finding comic books that fit into my four basic categories:  young boy, young girl, older boy and older girl. These roughly… Read more »

Theory of relativity

The recently passed, but still echoing, Republican debate sparked some random thoughts as I was walking this morning.  I guess it was a “soaker”, something that needed time to seep in. As I considered the candidates and their various personas they projected (intentional or otherwise), one particular candidate struck me as being over-severe. I will… Read more »

So. Speaking without realizing.

One of my personal pleasures from returning to live TV is the fact I get to watch a lot of CNBC.  That may not sound exciting to a lot of you, but in the recent wild volatility across global financial markets, I find it fascinating to watch the psychology of investors and financial experts as… Read more »

I need more headaches

The only thing I try to avoid more than taking medicine is going to doctors. Inevitably, at some point, I’ve got to take some medicine for some ailment.  It may be an infrequent cold or a sore throat or a more often, but still not frequent, headache. The “problem” with getting sick just often enough… Read more »