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The fine line between intent and negligence

So, my next door neighbor’s house caught on fire last Friday. In the ensuing excitement, many thoughts crossed my mind. Even at the time, I see how the event is akin to our country’s situation, writ small. In some measure, I am more aware of the fine line between intent and negligence. Let me get… Read more »

Stretching credulity

Wow. I’m serious. Even I have trouble believing it and I just went through it myself. I need you to bear witness and you tell me if this chain of events, at its conclusion, is stretching credulity. It starts, as too many of these posts begin, with the ubiquitous Comcast. Yes, folks, more issues with… Read more »

The price of procrastination

The bill always comes due. Many times it gets delayed in the mail. Sometimes, the collector is standing right behind you. In all cases, the price of procrastination is a debt that must be paid. As is usually the case with me, it has something to do with the house. We all know that I’m… Read more »

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 »