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 »

Shopping infidelity

Welcome to Shopping Week here on the JMD blog.  For the next five days, expect to see posts on various aspects of shopping and my adventures therein.  Thus, without further preamble… Up until the last couple years of my life, I have been a faithful shopper indeed.  I touched on this remotely in a previous… Read more »

The baffiling malevolence known as…shopping carts!

After missing a couple blogging opportunities this week due to, well frankly, a paucity of ideas, I thought I would finish off this week with a preview of next week’s theme, one which all of you can no doubt relate to:  shopping! Today’s post was generated by a trip to Home Depot yesterday.  Shopping during… Read more »

Courage in a box

I just completed reading a book about some extraordinary examples of human courage and endurance.  The word heroic is one that is used far more often than it deserves, but these individuals, extended beyond all reasonable capacity, still overcame and triumphed, though not without permanent scarring, both physical and psychological. This in turn led me… Read more »

Screening process

When we hit these mid-summer months in South Florida, we are faced with a dilemma of decision.  The onset of hurricane season often brings about an unwanted, but necessary undercurrent of caution.  What if this is the year we get walloped?  I suppose this condition could exist all throughout the Gulf and Gold Coast states,… Read more »

Voicing my displeasure

A few days ago, I finished my mock-up of my first book trailer (I have more than one planned, if all goes well with the first one).  The basic design and structure I created as a series of slides within the Microsoft PowerPoint application.  When run as a slideshow, the presentation simulates what the trailer… Read more »

Fit to be confused

Regular readers know I’ve been on an extended, if interrupted, plan to improve my health and fitness.  Originally targeted to be in “great” shape by my stupendous 50th birthday, the journey continues past that time with the goal still somewhere off in the distance. At least, I think it’s off in the distance.  For all… Read more »

An acquired taste

Over the course of my life, many times by many people I have been told “I would love to see you drunk!” We’ll let pass an analysis of the characteristics in either me or them that would create such a statement and move to the nature of the statement itself. People didn’t wish to see… Read more »

With a click of the wrist

Words that usually make you sigh:  “It’s always something”. Who knows when it happened, or what caused it.  Perhaps it was during my extended tennis play recently, back on three days a week and usually four sets each day.  Maybe it was working out on the Bowflex, bad form or advancing too soon to a… Read more »