Monthly Archives: April 2017

Red skies at night

Apologies to all you Fixx and 80’s music fans, but this is about the original “red skies at night”, as in the old sailor’s adage: Red skies at night, Sailor’s delight Red skies at morning, Sailors take warning On the first day of my recent return to pre-dawn walks, I was blessed with just such… Read more »

I always say never say never or always

There are few real impossibilities in life, just as there are few real absolutes. So why do so many people use “always” and “never”? The words tend to show up most of the time when someone wants to put emphasis on a statement, such as, “I never drink and drive.” and “I always root for… Read more »

Addle-brained

I always thought I would have more time. It was inevitable, of course, but still, I thought it wouldn’t be for a while. But, there it is. No sense weeping or whining. Time to face up to the facts and move on. Even though it’s come on sooner than expected, it’s not fully developed. Not… Read more »

Back in the swing?

So here’s a funny situation for you: retired man, physically capable, time and money on his hands, lives in South Florida… …and doesn’t play golf. Yes, I know, it’s as if the very laws of science and nature are breaking down before your eyes! Rather than have Earth’s axis snap and this pretty blue-green globe… Read more »

I should have been a bug

Little did I know when I penned the amorous adventures of Jeremy with the Queen Ant that I would one day be the subject of life imitating art. I’ve always been on good terms with insects. We get along well. Ants, dragonflies, even spiders. Mosquitoes positively adore me. And now, it seems I have a… Read more »

Unmatchable, the final chapter

Well. That answers that. In all likelihood, “that” has always been the answer. No, you’re not coming in on the middle of a conversation. Or, perhaps, in some ways, you are. It’s a long-running debate I’ve been having and even you blog readers have only been introduced to it relatively recently. Just before the year… Read more »

What’s worse than being a crummy cook?

Being a good one, of course! I sealed my doom when I took upon me this challenge to cook a new recipe each month this year. The only requirement I put on myself was that they all be a favorite food of mine. I am also trying to keep a pledge to my elder nieceling… Read more »

Serendipitous

Or, how I love it when a plan comes together. Sometimes, things just work out for the better and the pieces fall into place, through simple good fortune. Such was my week as a non-hermit. As we all know, I prefer the solitary, seldom bothered life of a hermit. Or as much as a member of… Read more »

Battles in outer space

Or, more precisely, out of space. As I recently mentioned, I’ve given up on trying to read via an e-reader (in my case, a Kindle). That leaves me in an untenable position, however. Because, I don’t just like paperbacks (and hardcovers), but I like comics. More to the point, I like that comics are now reprinted… Read more »