Monthly Archives: October 2015

Shell game


Though this year belies the fact, regular readers know I’m a private man.

Sure, there’s this blog, but if I had a dollar for everyone who reads this thing, I wouldn’t have enough to pay the hosting fee! So … Read the rest

Wait until next year


It’s not even Halloween yet and I’m already percolating ideas for next year’s display.

I parked the car in a guest spot so I could check out this year’s layout to make sure it’s offering maximum effect as kids/parents … Read the rest


We’re at one week and counting, so it’s time to pull out the remaining supplies and finish off the Halloween display. That means…webs!

I’ve decided on a different look for the front this year and it requires a new thought … Read the rest

Sugar, sugar

Well now that’s just perplexing.

As with many things in life, the results of my blood test were a mixture of good and bad news.

I was pleased to see continued improvement of my overall cholesterol levels. The number is … Read the rest

Never-ending battle

I will not go down without a fight. And neither will my decorations!

There is an inherent danger in setting up for the holidays early; in my case, Halloween.

Foremost on the threat list is the Florida weather. October has … Read the rest

Tough noogies, it’s Mallomar season

Amidst all the preparation and decorating for Halloween, it’s also time for my not-so-coincidental batch of doctor visits.

With a two and a half month hole punched out of the year from my Great North American Baseball Road Trip, it … Read the rest

Inflated ego

There’s no point in denying it. I love showing off for Halloween.

I stand by my contention that I do it all for the kids, though. It’s not at all about me.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t have fun.… Read the rest

Out on a limb





The return of an old favorite about word and phrases we use and where they come from. Today’s installment can be called “Dem’s fightin’ woids!”




Fisticuffs – in a more civilized manner (as … Read the rest

That’s not right

Day two of resting the left arm and hand.

Strength is returning fairly swiftly, though there is still some quavering when holding a full glass.

Today coincided with my trip to the barber, a roughly 40-minute drive. This presented a … Read the rest