Posts Categorized: Relationships

Blogging on vacation

Time for my annual trip to spend Christmas week with my best friend and her family out in North Las Vegas (well off the strip). During my vacation, I usually stop blogging.  That’s not because of limited internet access so much as limited time access.  She and her husband tend to keep me pretty busy… Read more »

Stubborn or principled?

It’s a fine line, right?  Are you holding to higher standards and beliefs or are you just childishly unwilling to budge? In some ways, the question is as confusing as the motivations that go into the behavior.  Stubbornness usually connotes a negative quality, though terms like “stubbornly refuse defeat” and “stubbornly cling to hope” often… Read more »

That’s easy!

Stop! Click the picture with great speed, ere the rest of this post you read! Welcome back to “Family Week”.  Today is my younger niece’s birthday and now both nieces have reached the age where they are “easy” on their big days. With both now in college, I no longer have to hunt down cute cards with… Read more »

Love is not just for lovers

We interrupt your regularly scheduled series on my creative influences for this important message: I love Valentine’s Day. Does this seem odd for someone without his own “special someone”?  I don’t think so.  Or, more accurately, I don’t think I am without a special someone. I have wonderful memories of Valentine’s Day.  For a long… Read more »

When did this turn into work?

Blog posts were temporarily disabled due to a still unexplained interruption in my access to my website.  I apologize to all you deprived fans out there.  Now, read on… Having a successful couple of weeks recently in making great progress on “What Next?”, I had a moment for some introspection to contrast the style and… Read more »

What have I got against blondes?

“Quirk week” ends, of course, with a quirky finish on a quirky day.  Now, read on… If you’re looking for a bevy of blonde jokes here, you’ll have to scrounge around the web further.  Today we’re going to discuss my odd claim that I am one gentleman that does not prefer blondes. I would say,… Read more »

(Don’t) Text me

So, just yesterday we briefly touched on relationships, or more specifically, my competence in relationships and I dropped a tease for today’s post about texting.  Writers do those types of tricks.  It’s supposed to get you to come back.  Raise your hand if it worked. About two weeks ago, I put up a post about… Read more »

The best gift

It’s a constant reassurance to me that I am forever being taught new lessons…or reminded of old ones. For several weeks, I had been chewing on the idea of visiting my best friend and her family for Christmas in Vegas.  I’ve done it every year since they moved, but I was given pause by the… Read more »

No more mouths to feed

You wouldn’t have to be a detective in the class of the famed (and fictional) Sherlock Holmes to figure out I enjoy cooking.  There are literally dozens of clues strewn throughout the many posts in this blog.  I believe there might even be one entirely on cooking, which constitutes a bit more than a “clue”…. Read more »