Monthly Archives: March 2018

No spring fling from my spring cleaning

Okay. Let’s just get this over and done with so we can all get back to our lives. I don’t need to write any more on the topic. And you sure don’t want to read any more on the topic. So, I’ll just run through quickly why there will be no spring fling from my… Read more »

The mysterious return of the mixed blessing

Despite all the recent turmoil over Facebook’s responsibility and transparency, that’s not the hottest I’ve been about the social platform. Nope, I’ve had more pressing personal and professional grievances. Unexplained changes vexed me. And now arrives the mysterious return of the mixed blessing. I can take you back to just a few short weeks ago…. Read more »

The devil you say!

March rolls by and brings with it a new monthly recipe. My Cooking Challenge, now in its 15th month, is giving me fits this year. Will my bad trend continue? Maybe I should give up this cooking thing altogether? The devil you say! Yes, my first recipe this year, prime rib, was a historic disaster…. Read more »

The cold hard facts

I’ve joked about it for years. Really, long before I was blogging. It makes for quick laughs, but it’s actually quite bothersome. I don’t just dislike cold, I’m actually allergic to it. Think that’s a myth? Here are some cold hard facts. I always wonder why I have physical reactions to cold. It has gotten… Read more »

Upon which side sit my better angels?

Producing a blog can be a reasonably comfortable affair. Even those, like mine, that attempt to create a new post every day. Unlike mine, though, many of those blogs stick to a single subject. The dilemma in a rambling blog like this one is the debate over what subject matter should be included. And that’s… Read more »

Why not just walk in the daytime?

Yet another cold front is heading down our way. Of course, it’s right after we got a couple of nice days for my morning walk. When I bemoan the fact to family and friends, I always get the same question. Why not just walk in the daytime? I’ve got very good reasons for my pre-dawn… Read more »

Admitting it’s time to retire

Most people don’t end up in situations like me. I was fired during the financial crisis, found no one wanted to hire me, rolled the dice on the stock market and ended up retired. That’s what we call “retrospectively lucky”. Still, even now, I find it hard admitting it’s time to retire. In this case,… Read more »

Thinking about thinking

Okay, two political posts is my limit for the week. Any more than that and I’ll be changing the name of the blog from “Ramblings” to “Grumblings”. I think it’s time for a change. Of course, that’s actually the problem. Thinking. Or, more accurately, thinking about thinking. Here’s the deal. Basically, I think I think… Read more »

What I’ll do to keep my job

Man. It’s so tough sometimes. Mouths to feed, bills to pay. And it doesn’t matter if the job market’s good or bad. You just know it’s going to be tough finding another job, let alone a better one. Which, almost always, leads to the thought, “What I’ll do to keep my job”. I had this… Read more »

Promises, promises again and again

Sigh. So tired. Of the phoniness. And the weak-kneed defense. Of the silent enabling. It’s all so deflating to hear the feckless rhetoric. It’s all promises, promises again and again. Yes, this is another political post. Believe me, I’m as tired of them as you are, but silence equals assent and I refuse to be… Read more »