Posts Categorized: Family

And you thought I talked a lot BEFORE…

It’s recently come to my attention I talk a lot. Maybe too much. Well, not quite recently. Over the last half of my life, I was quite the talker. As long as I was within familiar confines (home, office, friends) I could whip up a maelstrom of mindless chatter. We won’t delve into the psychological… Read more »

Halloween is for sportsmen

I think I’m making progress with my Animal Control skeleton and I have my years of experience as a sportsman to thank for it. I’ve had several vexing problems regarding AC (as I call him). First, the stand that is supposed to work for this type of skeleton is either poorly made or I got… Read more »

Little things

I have a hyperactive brain. It’s both a blessing and a curse. It helps me with my creativity and puzzle solving. It hinders me with over-complicating things and over-thinking. I’m used to it. Funny thing is, except for the brain on warp speed, I’m a guy who likes things simple. I’d like to say that’s… Read more »

Blinded me with science

Sunday was nieceling day. A previously rescheduled visit to Miami’s newly reborn Museum of Science ended up occurring on elder nieceling’s birthday. The original trip was an idea by younger nieceling, who asked me if I was interested and also wanted her sister to go, too. It gladdens my heart to see the sisterly bond… Read more »

How to measure a birthday BBQ

Two days removed from the birthday BBQ (that I annually throw for myself) and this could have been my most successful yet at my house (surpassed only by my big 50th birthday BBQ that I rented a pavilion at the park to use, so big it took two blog posts to relate – this one… Read more »

When worlds collide

Notwithstanding the (still unproven) culinary misadventures from last week, it’s a new month and that means a new recipe to try out. The month of May provides a special treat, in that it is also birthday BBQ month. So, I thought I would try combining the two to make one impressive and sumptuously logical dish… Read more »

Moving into adulthood

People get it wrong frequently. Adulthood isn’t about age (I have that). Adulthood isn’t even about maturity (I don’t have that). Adulthood is about responsibility. It’s why you can sometimes hear the expression, “He matured at a young age” or, conversely, “When will he ever grow up”. Yesterday, I did my bit to help my… Read more »

Addle-brained

I always thought I would have more time. It was inevitable, of course, but still, I thought it wouldn’t be for a while. But, there it is. No sense weeping or whining. Time to face up to the facts and move on. Even though it’s come on sooner than expected, it’s not fully developed. Not… Read more »

Get thee stuffed

I just snuck in under the wire. As I mentioned last month, I’ve committed to using each month in 2017 to cook one of my favorite dishes that I’ve never tried cooking before. It took me most of February to settle on a dish and when I did, it seemed like a no-brainer…how could I… Read more »