Posts Categorized: People

Trouble counting to two

My admiration for Amazon grows daily. It’s not just the pricing, because they are not universally the cheapest (for instance, I’ve found a number of Halloween items significantly cheaper elsewhere), though most times they are at or below other retailers. It’s the consistency. Ever since they had a bad holiday season a couple of years… Read more »

I can’t…I just can’t…

I promised you endless updates on Halloween, from this new this year to past memories and I’ve done my bit. I promised you no interruptions for political or social commentary and I’ve been true to my word. But I can’t ignore yesterday’s disastrous comments from the man occupying the presidency. I just can’t. I’ll not… Read more »

Hope swings two ways

Today, I was working hard on the outside landscaping (more on that in tomorrow’s post). Most of the time, when I’m out front doing something that will take a while, I plant my iPhone on top of my fence and run a playlist to keep me company (and distracted from the sweat). Since I start… Read more »

Can I get my money back?

I’m such a soft touch. A sucker. I thought I was helping Puerto Rico out. I totally bought into the fake news that getting devastated by a category 5 hurricane was a disaster. Silly, gullible me. It’s not a disaster. Not a “real” one, anyway. If you read yesterday’s post, you know I was ready… Read more »

I’m not oblivious

There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world. Really, when isn’t there? In the moment, it tends to feel as if there’s never been a time like this. Unless you count the time before or the time yet to come. And still, it doesn’t stop pictures of pets or food being posted on… Read more »

Guns don’t kill people

Let me stop you right there and say that I don’t know the answer. I don’t know how we make this better. How to keep people safe and respect the freedoms of Americans to own guns. Okay? So, take down your defenses (from either side) and put away the backlash. If you’re calm, maybe I… Read more »

“It’s a very big ocean”

I’ll admit, when I was growing up, I didn’t really know where Puerto Rico was. I mean, we were taught geography in school and I had an atlas, but I was always confused. Was it up near New York (I heard there were a lot of Puerto Ricans living there)? It wasn’t until I owned… Read more »

Observations in the cone of uncertainty

Some random observations over the last 24 hours on South Florida, people and Hurricane Irma… – On the way to the first week of bowling league last night, I witnessed the heading-home-from-work traffic turn into the I-need-to-get-gas backup at one of the highest priced gas stations locally. Panic and lack of preparedness know no savings…. Read more »

Imminence vs. inevitability

As I warily watch the growing storm in the Atlantic and sadly read about the dwindling storm in the southeast, I wonder how long we will have this pointless debate. Proponents of climate change point to the increasing violence of natural disasters, along with scientific data that appears to support their views and stridently demand… Read more »

Mother Nature has no party affiliation

The left hates the right. The right hates the left. The middle hates them both. The poor hate the rich. The Klan hates the blacks. The Nazis hate the Jews. Everyone hates the Nazis. Country folk hate city folk. And vice versa. And on and on. We have deep-rooted hatreds in America. Despite our “enlightened”… Read more »