Posts Categorized: Family

A month of goodbyes

May is always a fun month for me. It’s got Mother’s Day, which is awesome.  Even though I can’t visit Mom anymore, I’m not sad, since she’s always with me (it’s probably time to do another tribute to Mom, for you new readers).  Plus, there are tons of other Moms I know and admire. May… Read more »

Goodbye Mr. Spalding

It’s been asked why I am planning this Great North American Baseball Road Trip and there is an answer.  Take a look at this nugget I dug out of my old MySpace blog from “way” back in 2010:   It’s baseball season again. Hoo hah! As I attended my 8th or 9th consecutive home opener… Read more »

If a hermit talks in a cave, does he make any sound?

I had the elder nieceling over yesterday to work on potential employment solutions along with the sundry accessories that go with such endeavors (resume, cover letter, etc.). It was a full day, with only a break for a stop at the thrift store and lunch with the grandparents to interrupt what I classify as a… Read more »

Why can’t a thing just be a thing?

We just talked about my plans to take a monster road trip with the new vehicle once it arrives.  Well, soon after.  I’ll need to break it in a little and spend a whole mess of time learning all the features that have been added to cars in the 10 years I’ve been living in… Read more »

You should write a book about THAT!

When my first book was published, friends and family looked on it as an oddity; another affectation of the strange person that is me. When my second book was published, friends and family began to get the impression that writing was more than “just a fling”. After my third book was published, my friends and… Read more »

Getting an earful

Had a lunch and miscellaneous day with Dad yesterday.  A “miscellaneous day” is characterized by riding around town doing multiple errands. Dad took the wheel this time, as he wanted to get his car washed.  After a nice lunch (Five Guys!) and the requisite wash, we got down to his main shopping desire:  finding a… Read more »

What to do when alone on Christmas

For the first time in a decade, I will not be spending Christmas in Las Vegas with my best friend and her family. The reasons for this shocking occurrence are many and varied, including my body’s exponentially growing intolerance to cold (maddening). Regarding my family, times being hard, my sister opted to work Christmas day… Read more »

It’s not always black and white

The saga of Jeffrey’s Next Car continues with today’s official test drive of the Subaru Legacy Limited. Nice car.  Really nice. It took considerable willpower not to sign a deal today after some aggressive pricing and a solid trade-in offer.  Still, I can’t just throw away 20 years of loyalty without even giving Toyota a chance… Read more »