Monthly Archives: December 2016

Self-recrimination

One last time, I suggest before you read this post that you zip through the first post this week (kindly linked for you), so you are prepared for the self-indulgent drivel below. On the plus side, this is the last time you will see this type of warning. There are many things which you will be good… Read more »

Why’d I do that?

Each post this week starts with a warning and an admonishment: if you haven’t read Monday’s post first, then you should not read this one yet. You will have no perspective for the flood of negativity that follows. I got a surprise last-minute invitation by some friends to join them for a Christmas eve dinner…. Read more »

Unmatchable

Hold it! Before you read today’s post, go back and read yesterday’s post. I’ll wait. You’re really going through with this? Fine, I wash my hands…this is all self-inflicted from here. The coming of the new year is a time for resolutions for most of us, even if we don’t always call them that. It’s no different… Read more »

It’s all about me

When this blog was first created, it was because of my books. There was no way, I was told, a writer could succeed in today’s market without a web and social media presence. Fair enough, but even back then I made sure there were no illusions about my blog. From the choice of its name… Read more »

Music drives me

Or, more accurately, music walks me, but that’s just not as sexy a title. In this case, though, music writes me, as I welcome you to a cornucopia of musically influenced random ramblings. Maestro, if you please… You cannot be Sirius! I’ve had XM Satellite Radio almost since its inception. Most of that was the… Read more »

Can’t hold a candle

In one of those strange quirks that happen between the Jewish calendar and the Roman calendar, Hanukkah (for the remainder of this post, I will use this spelling…you may then choose to use one of the other 4,946 other spellings thereafter) starts on Christmas Eve, which means it doesn’t end until 2017. Odd. While there… Read more »

Nuclear proliferation

I’ve never considered myself a leader. Looking back over my years in Corporate America, I can see that I had high ideals but a mixture of immaturity and naivety likely caused me to hurt as much as I helped. Now that I’m all but done with public life, I can focus on what I hope… Read more »

Shopping for disaster

I was never a Boy Scout, but, darned it I don’t seem stuck on that one oft-repeated motto. By now, regular readers know my background, but for the remote possibility of a stray newbie accidentally landing here while lost in cyberspace, here’s the short version: I live alone, no pets, no kids, no visitors except… Read more »

Cardly working

If I have your address, you don’t need to read my blog to know my affection for sending cards in the mail. Any opportunity will usually do. Birthdays, Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, Summer solstice, sea turtle season. Really,any opportunity, because getting a card in the mail is way cooler than just about anything. Part of my… Read more »