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All aboard!

From nightmare to dream to reality. A long ride to a (hopefully) short finish. Come along, all of you, for the penultimate trip on my arboreal adventure. All aboard! There’s no need to rehash the chain of disastrous events that led to my most recent bartering with the homeowners’ association (HOA). As usual, I’ve provided… Read more »

Put the lemon in the coconut

With no apologies to the Harry Nilsson song from my youth (which I quite enjoyed singing to), I have a problem. It’s a problem of surprise and dismay. And maybe, just maybe, it could be solved if they had put the lemon in the coconut. First, let me say that I am not averse to… Read more »

I’m uncomfortable being a meanie

I’ve been in a posting rut for a few days. Not because I’m lacking things I want to ramble about. Something difficult is freezing me. It all stems from the fact that I’m uncomfortable being a meanie. If I was to analyze the most paralyzing reasons why I procrastinate, being a meanie would be at… Read more »

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a…towel?

And now for a bit of fluff. Sure, there are lots of interesting bits of news out there, but it’s my blog and I want to ramble. And, yes, I know Fuzzy was a bear. For reasons you will shortly read, today Fuzzy Wuzzy was a towel. Much of my home life (going all the… Read more »

Yente the (Brazilian?) Matchmaker

South Florida was a pretty nifty place to grow up in when I was young. Thanks to The Great One himself (Jackie Gleason) we were a hub of entertainment and arts. It’s where you came to film Bond movies, watch variety shows and go to theater. My Mom was especially keen on exposing me to… Read more »

How do I feel about 4K TV now?

Inevitably, when we purchase something, we lean towards reinforcing our decision. This attempt to fight off buyer’s remorse grows stronger as the purchase price goes higher. With technology, there is also the obsolescence factor. So, given my new home theater purchase, how do I feel about 4K TV now? I’ve been asked that question in… Read more »

Into the west

This post will not be as evocative as the haunting score or beautiful vocals by Annie Lennox. Nevertheless, I have my own saga to relate and, as it happens, it is my own “Into the west” tale. For you to understand the truly epic scope of this story, I must first set the stage for… Read more »

My home is turning into Skynet

Not really. Well, actually, not really, not really, but that’s not the point of today’s post. Still, bear with me and at the very end I’ll give you the reason that may be why my home is turning into Skynet. A number of recent posts have led to today’s post. The story is almost complete. Since… Read more »

That was quick

Welp, Comcast and I are on the outs again. Even given the tumultuous nature of our relationship, that was quick. As I’ve recently mentioned, I’ve been seriously looking into 4K TV’s. During the period between reviewing TV’s and buying one (more tomorrow), Comcast and I struck a deal. Mind you, it wasn’t my intention to… Read more »