Monthly Archives: January 2016

Tracks of my tears

Well, that explains it. Makes sense. Certainly a lot more understandable now. Hmm? Oh, right, maybe I could explain it to you, too. Sure. I had my annual visit to the eye doctor. Routine check-up for the eye glasses (I’m not comfortable with the idea of something going directly on my eyeballs). It was mostly… Read more »

It wasn’t reading the book that left me cold…

…it was the cold that left me reading the book. My antipathy towards cold cannot be overstated or too oft repeated. I have attempted to distill it to a single sentence that I offer to any and everyone who asks: “I put on a sweater to open the refrigerator.” While it is not quite to… Read more »

I’m too slow for fast food

As I was washing dishes this afternoon, I was thinking about what I was going to prepare for dinner tonight. I settled on dry rubbing some boneless pork chops and steaming some broccoli. Considering the various cooking times involved afforded me a wide variety of choices precluded by eating at a fast food place (for… Read more »

The only thing worse than cold is heat

Boy, I can’t stand heat. It’s the absolute worst. Apparently, winter has finally come to South Florida (and most of the East Coast, too). Temperatures have been awful (by my standards), with even a dip into the (gasp) 40’s projected for the weekend. For the most part, I’ve been able to put up with the… Read more »

Taxing my patience

I’ve finally come to those paradoxical and confounding years where the only thing left to me is to pay taxes. Gone forever is that exciting surprise and eager waiting for the check (or direct deposit) of a refund from the IRS. It’s a mixed blessing/curse. It means my income comes solely from my investments and… Read more »

Persnickety Post Office people

With my annual Christmas What if? book giveaway ended (December through January), I was notified by Goodreads of the winners names and addresses. I’m always happy when people want to read my book (sure, I’m happier when they buy it, but, surprisingly, not that much happier), so I don’t delay sending out the books. Let me… Read more »

Dripping wet in the cold or Thermodynamics is fun!

Winter has come! After many fits and starts, we’ve had our extended stay of cold temps (down to the 50’s…gasp!) and so I dub this time, Winter. Before the temperatures dropped below livable (i.e., below 68), I managed to keep up my daily walks. On my final walk before the low 60’s arrived, I was… Read more »

How many times must I Awaken?

Ta da! The Stars Wars weekathon is over, timed perfectly to end on Sunday. Now, with the mythos firmly in mind, I’m now primed to watch “The Force Awakens”. And watch. And watch. And… It’s not as if I haven’t gone to see movies multiple times before, but since I’ve grown up (I hear a… Read more »

How great must it be to be a talking head

They’re never wrong. Seriously. They make claims and predictions based on their knowledge and if events don’t turn out as they predicted, well, they were either misunderstood, misquoted or we’re living in the most rare and exceptional time…ever. It’s always going to be rough during an election year. Talking heads from cable news, political parties… Read more »