Posts Categorized: Nostalgia

Missing the retail madness

There was a time I used to enjoy shopping. Particularly holiday shopping. This was long before I became a hermit. Even before the burgeoning online shopping phenomenon. Yet, today, as I see more and more holiday ads, I feel a little pang. Perhaps I am missing the retail madness. Way back when We haven’t dusted… Read more »

The jig is up

Welp, I threatened it a couple of months ago. And now I finally pulled that trigger. Does it represent a danger to a person with my obsessive traits? Sure. But, I think it’s a mild obsession to have. In any case, when it comes to resisting this obsession, the jig is up. So, when I… Read more »

Bits and pieces

No feature-length topic today, just some scribbles to keep those cards and letters coming. So, without further ado, here are some bits and pieces. The short arm of the law Keen-eyed readers can see a certain increase in rambleosity (hey, Merriam, new word here!) in my recent posts. Using those keen minds along with those… 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 »

Games people play

I realize this is starting to sound like “Amazon shopping week” on the JMD blog, but I really do have some fun stuff for later. However. Since my day is being broken up by some handyman repairs, I’ll just slip in this general babbling about some recent shopping, throw in a dab of history and… 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 »

Battles in outer space

Or, more precisely, out of space. As I recently mentioned, I’ve given up on trying to read via an e-reader (in my case, a Kindle). That leaves me in an untenable position, however. Because, I don’t just like paperbacks (and hardcovers), but I like comics. More to the point, I like that comics are now reprinted… Read more »

Master of my universe

Too long have I played the role of the mastered. No longer. Now, I am the master. I have allowed the preternatural cold air lingering in South Florida to imprison me in my domicile. Eliminating from me that pristine time before cars and small mammals roam the roads and the colorful appearance of the sun… Read more »