Posts By: JMD

Real men don’t bake quiche

I was still in my early twenties when the phrase I co-opted in my title was being popularized. I have to admit, I didn’t even know what quiche was at that time, though I surmised the meaning of the phrase … Read the rest

The perfect excuse

When I first moved out of Mom’s house (I don’t count being away at college), I was lucky enough to get a little 2/2 condo in Tamarac, just about a mile from the entrance to the Florida Turnpike.

It was … Read the rest

Racist or coward?

Ugh. You hadda go do it. You just couldn’t let me enjoy my Halloween preparations in peace.

Ugh. Okay, let’s just get through this.

The latest expression of…I’m actually at a loss for words…from the person inhabiting the office of … Read the rest

Halloween on my mind

I can’t help it. You have your favorite holidays and I have mine.

What makes Halloween special to me is “Wow!”-ing the kids. Part of that is in crafting my special goody bags. Part of that is designing a fun … Read the rest

How’s it going?

A few weeks back, I went through a series of posts where I grudgingly admitted I have lived a reasonably interesting life.

While that’s all well and good (and a needed boost to self-esteem), the fact is my interesting bits … Read the rest

Oh good gosh

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned my new blueberry sneakers and my intended plan on stepping up my walking into something more productive (i.e., something that would reduce my roundness).

Welcome to week two of my personally designed interval … Read the rest

Save me!

There are many recurring themes threaded throughout my time blogging. One of them is that I rarely give an explanation for why I didn’t post a blog on day “x”. It’s a combination of why would you care and why … Read the rest

Pressure cooker

Y’know, I figured once I left the working world, specifically Corporate America, I was in for swell times. No more stress, just fun.

Then I took up this cockamamie cooking challenge and all of July evaporated and I still didn’t … Read the rest

Charity begins at home

Never has that truism been more true than today.

While there are still human involvement activities (Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, local marathons and walks, etc.), the burgeoning internet has provided the motivationally and socially challenged (such as … Read the rest