“Don’t make fun of your Grandma!”

Mom week continues, with a tip of the memory to the previous generation. Before I get into telling tales of Mom, no tribute would be complete without some thoughts and smiles about Grandma. After my parents divorced, visitation with Dad’s side of the family was every other weekend.  Always at Grandma and Grandpa’s house.  It… Read more »

Moms

This week ends with Mother’s Day, so I think it’s an appropriate time to dedicate this week’s posts to stories about Moms. My parents divorced when I was very little and my Dad remarried shortly after that, giving me two Moms for most of my life.  As was customary in those days, my sister and… Read more »

The dark side of anonymity

Raise your hand if you’ve ever posted your opinion on a message board. Based on today’s title, some of you might have thought I was going to ramble about the online dating phenomenon.  Certainly that has its share of dangers due to the potential misrepresentations that can occur.  But I don’t have first-hand experience with… Read more »

Sheesh

This whole webmaster stuff is an enormous pain in the neck (sometimes literally). I have accumulated both a greater respect and greater sympathy for those diligent and silent suffering people who are responsible for keeping everyone’s sites up, running and current. When I contracted with my web hosting service for design work on the web… Read more »

Computer’s block

We’ve talked about my process for writing the first book before (you can find references in a variety of posts and even in the FAQ).  It’s time to start working on writing book 2, so I thought a little more exposition on my unique affliction was in order. For whatever reason, the desktop computer has… Read more »

The pen is funnier than the sword

I’m in a small debate (with myself) whether this is the ultimate or the penultimate installment of “Funny Week” on the JMD blog.  I have been focusing on my comedic influences from various media, with today’s subject relating to authors.  It occurs to me that I’m leaving out a major segment, if somewhat challenging in… Read more »

Out of step

Wow!  Fun Marlins victory last night and dramatic Heat victory last night and looks like someone got too distracted last night to post a blog.  Ah well, there’s always the weekend. We’ve covered movies and comics so far in “Funny Week”, so the next natural subject is television.  If ever there was evidence of humor… Read more »

Genius

Genius. (Merriam-Webster) A single strongly marked capacity or aptitude; extraordinary intellectual power especially as manifested in creative activity Not all comic book fans follow the newspaper comic strips just as many people who read the comics in the paper don’t read comic books.  However, this is my blog and I happen to read both.  Or… Read more »

Turn that frown upside down

It’s a funny week here at the JMD blog.  That’s funny-ha ha not funny-strange.  All week I’ll be posting on my favorite humor influences and likes across all variety of media.  My last post provides me with an easy segue into the first medium. As previously mentioned (perhaps more than once), my favorite movie comedy… Read more »

Get that camera away from me!

Technology is an astounding thing.  It evolves and grows almost as a living creature.  Tempted as I am, I don’t purchase every techno-toy that is generated out of the inventive minds and manufacturers.  Some items find their way to me through gifts (e-reader, Bluetooth); some I have always tended to stay current (home computer, home… Read more »