Monthly Archives: December 2017

How do I feel about 4K TV now?

Inevitably, when we purchase something, we lean towards reinforcing our decision. This attempt to fight off buyer’s remorse grows stronger as the purchase price goes higher. With technology, there is also the obsolescence factor. So, given my new home theater purchase, how do I feel about 4K TV now? I’ve been asked that question in… Read more »

I’ve got a plan

Coming off a successful year of cooking all-new recipes, I was wondering what I could do for next year. Should I start over? Should I take up baking? I was undecided until the family Christmas dinner. Because of that, I’ve got a plan. Beyond the usual spiral ham and other associated dishes, my brother-in-law produced… Read more »

The day after

Hey! It’s Christmas! That means tomorrow is nearly here! It’s my favorite day of the season – the day after! Since we’re Jewish, it’s understandable Christmas isn’t a “home” holiday. Indeed, though I’ll be picking up my Dad and Stepmom to head to my sister’s today for dinner, it’s more just a get together, since… Read more »

Into the west

This post will not be as evocative as the haunting score or beautiful vocals by Annie Lennox. Nevertheless, I have my own saga to relate and, as it happens, it is my own “Into the west” tale. For you to understand the truly epic scope of this story, I must first set the stage for… Read more »

My home is turning into Skynet

Not really. Well, actually, not really, not really, but that’s not the point of today’s post. Still, bear with me and at the very end I’ll give you the reason that may be why my home is turning into Skynet. A number of recent posts have led to today’s post. The story is almost complete. Since… Read more »

That was quick

Welp, Comcast and I are on the outs again. Even given the tumultuous nature of our relationship, that was quick. As I’ve recently mentioned, I’ve been seriously looking into 4K TV’s. During the period between reviewing TV’s and buying one (more tomorrow), Comcast and I struck a deal. Mind you, it wasn’t my intention to… Read more »

Something to stew over

While November slipped by me, leaving a hole in my year-long cooking challenge, December is back on track. Thanks to a cookbook sent by a friend, I had something to stew over for the holidays. Specifically, a Caribbean lamb stew recipe. How did I do? Let’s find out… I’ll scratch your eyes out! Generally, when… Read more »

I think I know what you mean

Okay. I shared with you that I’m jumping back into reading with the help of my favorite author. Jack Vance is a master of descriptive language and exquisite dialog. He also has a gift for diction that employs an expansive vocabulary. I hazard to say it would break any Facebook grammar app. As proud as… Read more »

Isn’t that special?

As I’ve recently reminded everyone, I’m a Florida Gators grad. That means I’ve long-held nothing but dislike for anything from Alabama. Sure, I have one of my favorite ex-bosses living in Alabama. I also have enjoyed a nice golf outing there. But, Alabama has both Nick Saban and SEC foes. So, I’ve had no love… Read more »

Back where I belong: Reading!

There is a “problem” with being both retired and dull. Sometimes, I can have too much time and too little to do. After too long streaming and gaming, I’m happy to find myself back where I belong: Reading! Generally, I have “go-to” places among the media for my moods. When I’m morose, it’s Blazing Saddles…. Read more »