Monthly Archives: July 2019

Walking away from Siri

Ironic. On the day I’m posting about my old iPhone’s apparent demise, Apple stock is having its best day in sometime. That event is helpful in reassuring my retirement. Still, here’s a tale about how I’m walking away from Siri. From Siri with love My initial experience with Apple came at the end of my… Read more »

High time to spin a new web

“Help me!” Ha! Love that movie. But, no, I’m good. Now that my writing has been…re-invigorated…re-ignited…reborn…ah, KISS principle. Now that my writing has restarted, I should probably do something new about the website. It’s high time to spin a new web! The first time I tried to spin a web Back when I was releasing… Read more »

Putting my honesty up for review

I’m pretty chipper after my morning walk today. I was using my new wireless Bluetooth earbuds. They add to my chipper spirit because they are free. That’s right, bubkis, just for putting my honesty up for review. Up for review I’ve purchased quite a lot of products from Amazon over the last 10 years. Well,… Read more »

You are now leaving Jurassic Park

Look Ma, it glows! Ah, how time flies. In my world, stuff usually doesn’t break, it just gets out of date (like me). Eventually, I just pull the trigger and replace it. So, for my computer, you are now leaving Jurassic Park. You are now leaving Cenozoic Park For the longest time, I simply stuck… Read more »

Finding the will power to grant will power

After years (decades) of pestering from my Dad and Stepmom, I’ve finally bitten the bullet and gone to a lawyer to create my official will. As if the idea was not disturbing enough, the ensuing conversation was worse. Somehow, I ended up finding the will power to grant will power. If we have to Occasionally,… Read more »

Upping the ante for Halloween

Okay. The return to blogging week is over. Now that thematic writing is out of the way, it’s time for my trademark random goofiness. I can think of no better topic to start with than how I’m upping the ante for Halloween. Halloween is my time of year Oh yeah. You readers know it. My… Read more »

Writing on the road once traveled

writing on the road once traveled - finally writing up my 2 1/2 month super road trip, the GNABRT

Yep. Finally. Gonna do it this time. That Great North American Baseball Road Trip I drove back in 2015, I’m going to write the whole blamed thing up at last. Following is how I will tackle writing on the road once traveled. What exactly is #GNABRT? As a refresher (and for you newbies), when I… Read more »

The mystery of the disappearing blog

the mystery of the disappearing blog explains why I haven't been posting

Okay, we may be done with the overall ennui posts, but there’s still some housekeeping to do before we hit full JMD stride in Ramblings. With that said, let’s discuss my reasons for the mystery of the disappearing blog. How hard can a little writing be? Fair question. First off, it’s not that little. Over… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui, part 2

This is about how I look when losing my never-ending battle with ennui

Welcome to the second half of my overly long return to blogging…and active life in general. This is my never-ending battle with ennui, part 2. I’m forcing you to go through these “introductory” blog posts before we get to the good stuff. Admittedly, that’s a relative qualitative statement, but, hey, you’re here reading this. As… Read more »