Posts Categorized: Travel

Writing on the road once traveled

writing on the road once traveled - finally writing up my 2 1/2 month super road trip, the GNABRT

Yep. Finally. Gonna do it this time. That Great North American Baseball Road Trip I drove back in 2015, I’m going to write the whole blamed thing up at last. Following is how I will tackle writing on the road once traveled. What exactly is #GNABRT? As a refresher (and for you newbies), when I… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui

my never-ending battle with ennui

Nah, I’m not gonna make you look it up. Ennui – a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement. It’s a far greater threat than simple procrastination. Let me walk you through my never-ending battle with ennui. But first, a word from our sponsors… Before I get started, know… Read more »

That sounds like a cool idea

More than a week past my very last birthday BBQ, things are well back in order around the JMD household. During the BBQ, I brought up my desire to plan something big for my roundy next year. The general consensus was “that sounds like a cool idea”. Then I threw it open to the floor…. Read more »

A Hall of Fame idea

National Baseball Hall of Fame

Phew. What a freaky four months it’s been to start the year. I’m hopeful that most of the “stuff” is behind me and I can concentrate on what’s next. It’s appropriate that my recovery comes in my birthday month, for I think I may have hit upon a Hall of Fame Idea! Salvaging an April… Read more »

I probably should start planning now

Nope, this isn’t another post about Halloween. For one thing, that planning is already done. For another, it’s all about doing now, not planning. What this post is all about is my next big adventure and what I want to (or should) do. Whatever I decide, I probably should start planning now. Age is more than a… Read more »

Battling artificial deadlines

Since I left Corporate America, I haven’t had any deadlines to meet. That is both a good and a bad thing. I no longer have the stress of a “drop dead” date. But, I also don’t have the motivating force behind “you better get this done!” So, I end up finding myself battling artificial deadlines…. Read more »

Time traveling with Facebook

A little over seven years ago, I was preparing to publish my first book. Everything I had read as well as my publisher said I needed a web presence. So, I created this website and also a Facebook page. What was needed was regular content and what I decided on ultimately has me time traveling… 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 »

Pass me a brew

I’m going to Disney! (Epcot, really) By way of my kitchen, that is. June is halfway done and I had yet to pick a recipe for my monthly new recipe challenge. Nothing was firing me up and, to be fair, I had been distracted by a back injury, massive rains and a defective window leading to… Read more »