A myriad of musically motivated mumblings

<As promised when I started this public blog, I will occasionally dredge up a post from my (now departed) private blog.  I have taken the liberty to edit the post for relevance.  Now, read on…>   I haven’t done a potpourri post in a long while; today’s ramblings will fill that vacuum. Shine a little… Read more »

The danger of overeading

No, not a typo, gentle reader, if you but read on… After a rare pause for an actual current event, we’re back to random babblings about topics which may or not be of any interest, but, as this blog is nothing but an endless stream of randomness, one way or the other, that certainly can… Read more »

Budget by default

Through the first seven months of this blog, there has yet to be a post on a political topic.  That is by design, obviously, though perhaps not because of what you would expect. While politics, like religion, tends to be a polarizing subject capable of generating extreme and emotional points of view, I don’t see… Read more »

Spoiler alert

It’s a puzzler, make no doubt about it.  What to do?  What to do? When I first imagined this site, I thought of it as a journal, chronicling my travels as I wandered the cluttered, but strangely desolate, paths of fiction writing. In my mind, I had always pictured this as a ride with as… Read more »

A Capitol idea

Yes, I know, not the most original of headlines, but they can’t all be cleveriffic. I came into a bit of good fortune recently, in one of those six degrees of separation type ways.  This one started out as I was visiting with my friends as they bowled in their morning league.  At present were… Read more »

Oops

It was bound to happen.  It was probably inevitable.  Still, I made it more than halfway through the year, so that’s something. After multiple updates to my blog and forum, I finally managed to obliterate my discussion board two days ago.  Poof!  Gone. Oh, the files are still there.  The directories are still there.  I… Read more »

A woman’s touch

And finally, the end of Shopping Week on the JMD blog.  A week of reminisces and ponderings on that which we all do every week (if not every day).  Thus, our final entry… Having just touched on the kickoff of the holiday buying season, it seems logical to tell tales of my own holiday shopping. … Read more »

The day after Thanksgiving – from the inside

Tennis and spending four hours visiting my friend’s 5-month old skipped Day 4 of Shopping Week until this morning, but let’s see if I can squeeze two posts in today to get back “on track”.  After you… The biggest shopping day each year is no surprise to anyone, the day after Thanksgiving, where everyone usually… Read more »

Cutting corners

Day 3 of shopping week at the JMD blog; moving right along… There’s something awfully cool about watching the total on your shopping bill start dropping; there’s something awfully cool about coupons. I have to admit, coupons and me were a natural fit.  When you match up the organizing and tracking of all the useful… Read more »

Frozen food shopping

Day 2 of Shopping Week here at the JMD blog; now read on… Everyone knows shopping is seasonal.  Why, you have Spring Clearance and Summer Savings and Fall Fashions and Winter Gifts.  Just about every holiday that appears on the calendar has a sale and almost every store has a seasonal section to reflect the… Read more »