Monthly Archives: October 2019

Living on fast food slowly

As we talked about yesterday, the Halloween BBQ party is over. What is left over from that is packed away in my freezer. For the next several weeks, I’ll be living on fast food slowly. Rarely living on fast food It’s not something I do often, eat from fast food places. I wouldn’t say it’s… Read more »

Halloween party wrap up – dead tired

Uff. Beat. Bushed. Worn out. Achy. Pick your term. This isn’t going to take long. Just a short ditty that can be summed up simply as the Halloween party wrap up – dead tired. Halloween party success Guests arrive, eat food, talk with each other, leave. Simple, no? That is what makes a BBQ party… Read more »

Hitting the tennis lines again

Maybe. Possibly. We’ll see. That’s about where I am with an out-of-the-blue request from an old friend to rejoin him and his gang for tennis. It’s been quite a few years since I last played. My game and shape have not profited from the respite. It’s why I’m not yet all-in with hitting the tennis… Read more »

What’s so scary about impeachment?

I see the hyperventilating – from everyone – about the concept of impeachment. I’ve got to ask, what’s so scary about impeachment. I’ve been impeached more than once in my own life. For us regular peeps, it’s a firing. Rules rule, baby Every job I’ve worked has had rules. Break the rules and you are… Read more »

Paving over some Halloween potholes

Every year, getting to Halloween day presents some challenges. Some are recurring and others are unique. Today’s blog talks about a few of them and how I’m paving over some Halloween potholes. The history of Halloween cooking I am an avid barbecuer. That much must be evident to all by now. I’ve had a BBQ… Read more »

Then and now: A Halloween journey

Just yesterday my oldest friend called me to, among other things, praise me on my Halloween display this year. As we talked, he thought that a retrospective, in words and pictures, of my evolving Halloween decorations would be interesting. So, let’s take that trip to then and now: A Halloween journey. Way back then there… Read more »

My goody bags are gonna stink this year

The headlines are still dismaying, so it’s time to segue into a little lightheartedness. Cue up the next Halloween blog post in which I detail why my goody bags are gonna stink this year. For those who came in late Each Halloween, for the last 20+ years, I give away goody bags to the kids…. Read more »

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds

Unconscionable (adjective) – shockingly unfair or unjust. A lone man made the decision to abandon the loyal Kurds in Syria to fend for themselves. That decision surely brands Donald Trump in the manner Oppenheimer once described himself: I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. I and I alone A phrase oft repeated by Donald… Read more »

Putting the finishing touches on Halloween

It may come as a complete shock to you, but Halloween isn’t all about skeletons and tombstones. No, I mean, right? So, over the next few days or week, I’ll be putting the finishing touches on Halloween. Ghosts and clowns and spiders, oh my! The fence gang, my hanging batch of oddballs from clowns to… Read more »

Building a better Halloween display

While it’s not every day I think about Halloween, it’s pretty often. Why, even before last year, I was thinking, “How am I going to top this?” An idea formed. It seemed impractical, but here I am, building a better Halloween display. Building a better driveway display During and after Halloween month, social friends fire… Read more »