Then and now: A Halloween journey

Just yesterday my oldest friend called me to, among other things, praise me on my Halloween display this year. As we talked, he thought that a retrospective, in words and pictures, of my evolving Halloween decorations would be interesting. So, let’s take that trip to then and now: A Halloween journey. Way back then there… Read more »

My goody bags are gonna stink this year

The headlines are still dismaying, so it’s time to segue into a little lightheartedness. Cue up the next Halloween blog post in which I detail why my goody bags are gonna stink this year. For those who came in late Each Halloween, for the last 20+ years, I give away goody bags to the kids…. Read more »

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds

Unconscionable (adjective) – shockingly unfair or unjust. A lone man made the decision to abandon the loyal Kurds in Syria to fend for themselves. That decision surely brands Donald Trump in the manner Oppenheimer once described himself: I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. I and I alone A phrase oft repeated by Donald… Read more »

Putting the finishing touches on Halloween

It may come as a complete shock to you, but Halloween isn’t all about skeletons and tombstones. No, I mean, right? So, over the next few days or week, I’ll be putting the finishing touches on Halloween. Ghosts and clowns and spiders, oh my! The fence gang, my hanging batch of oddballs from clowns to… Read more »

Building a better Halloween display

While it’s not every day I think about Halloween, it’s pretty often. Why, even before last year, I was thinking, “How am I going to top this?” An idea formed. It seemed impractical, but here I am, building a better Halloween display. Building a better driveway display During and after Halloween month, social friends fire… Read more »

Thursday looks to be the day

After yesterday’s diversion, it’s time to address the really serious issue upcoming this month – Halloween! Though the Atlantic just spawned more potential concerns nearby, I can tarry no longer. Thursday looks to be the day. Explaining the explainable So, above you have the layout for this year’s Halloween display. It will be slightly smaller,… Read more »

Looks like it’s time for a new hat

When I “returned” to blogging recently, I vowed to stay away from politics. These are momentous times, so I’m going to bend that vow just a wee bit and talk a little tangentially to politics. Specifically, why it looks like it’s time for a new hat. Looks like it’s time for an old cartoon When… Read more »

So that’s why people don’t do stuff

Recently, I gained access to Netflix (as a gift). I also am an Amazon Prime member, primarily for the free shipping (which they now seem to be forcing everyone else to do anyway). While I’m not a heavy TV viewer, friends and family badger me to watch this program or that. After finally acquiescing, I… Read more »

Working on one thing at once

Oboy, I better hope that I can stay retired. It sure seems like my multitasking skills are, if not gone, severely atrophied. Heck, forget even working on two things at once. These days, I feel like the best I can do is working on one thing at once. It’s not just a game anymore Well,… Read more »

The heck with going green

Starting off with a Captain Obvious statement: the internet is vast. Sites, blogs and comments fill the bandwidth. Getting noticed is the key goal for many, but for me, I’m now saying the heck with going green. The heck with topical headlines Thanks to some software added to my website, my blog posts can now… Read more »