Posts Categorized: Driving

Will wonders never cease?

Gee, I sure hope not! The final day of shared self-reflection on my (now willing to admit) interesting life. We pick up from where we were yesterday, fired at the nadir of the financial crisis of 2009. Nobody wants me There I was, just shy of 50 years old and fired (let go, laid off,… Read more »

Music drives me

Or, more accurately, music walks me, but that’s just not as sexy a title. In this case, though, music writes me, as I welcome you to a cornucopia of musically influenced random ramblings. Maestro, if you please… You cannot be Sirius! I’ve had XM Satellite Radio almost since its inception. Most of that was the… Read more »

Fast or slow?

In my recent attempts to answer that question, I’ve determined a couple of key clues: – Age has nothing to do with it – State of mind has everything to do with it You might think, from the feature image and my hometown demographics, that this is all about drivers. In that, you would be… Read more »

My bad

As frequently happens, my daily walk provided fodder for another blog post. Last week, as I dodged the myriad flying buzzing things on my walk, I had two near collisions with cars not looking both ways. The first was less severe, since I anticipated the rolling stop, but I was still a bit miffed. The… Read more »

Under promise or under deliver?

Right about this same time last year. Weird how that works out. Does that mean I’m repetitive or just harping on the subject? Oh, I see I’m musing out loud (in type) again before I’ve brought you into the conversation. Whups! I’ve gone over with you how the weather has given me more opportunity and… Read more »

Momentary thrill; Lifetime regret

I’m totally with you. I love it, too. Few things in life beat the thrill of speed. For me, it’s on the water, in an airboat slicing through the Everglades or in a fishing boat shooting out from the Keys. The wind blasts in your face, the sound wraps around you and you feel so… Read more »

That’s not right

Day two of resting the left arm and hand. Strength is returning fairly swiftly, though there is still some quavering when holding a full glass. Today coincided with my trip to the barber, a roughly 40-minute drive. This presented a couple of problems for me. For one thing, I’m a two-handed driver. 10 and 2,… Read more »

Who knew the stock market had a heart?

I’ve spent the past week and a half watching myself become unretired and retired again so many times my head is spinning. The stock market has gone into whack-a-mole mode and there doesn’t seem to be any rationality left in the markets. At the risk of boring all of you, a quick primer on the… Read more »

GNABRT follow-up 1 – From blog to book

Welcome to the “epilogue” section of the Great North American Baseball Road Trip blog.  I’ll be posting every now and then about things related in one way or another to my recently completed journey. Today, it’s about how to turn all those miles, stories and posts into a coherent narrative, or, in English, how the… Read more »