Under-size me, please

I was out with a friend for lunch the other day at a hamburger place which had large signs on the wall extolling their excellence in quotes from various magazines and newspapers.  One of these read “The best $5 hamburger around” (or something like that).  I thought that was a dismaying idea, to brag about… Read more »

Writer or fortune teller? You decide.

Gosh, sometimes I scare myself with the timing of my commentary. Just a couple days ago, I posted about bad credit.  That was about how difficult it seemingly is for people to give credit to others when they do something well.  Just two days ago, mind you.  Now I have a national scale example to… Read more »

Troubled by bad credit

Do you or someone you know suffer from bad credit?  Have you felt the anger, frustration or resentment bad credit creates?  I sure have.  Why just today on the tennis court, bad credit sprung its ugly head once again.  Doubt me, do you?  Then read on! We’re playing our third (and last) set.  I’m paired… Read more »

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mom week concludes… Today is the day.  Celebrate your Moms of the past, Moms of today and Moms of the future. In the past year, three good friends have become Moms for the first time and it has been special to watch, listen and read about their adventures in motherhood.  The universal constant among all… Read more »

All I need is the air that I breathe

Mom week continues… Moving a little further along the timeline, when I was still in my tweener years, Mom used to take me with her on various trips to stores or other locations. Some of these were fun, like the Italian bakery (where she would get, oddly enough, French pastries).  Some were not as much… Read more »

A picklish situation

Mom week continues… Once or twice before I’ve mentioned my long-standing reluctance with having my picture taken (along with a natural lack of interest in owning a camera).  I can’t say for sure if the following event started it, but it’s possible. Shortly after Dad got remarried, Mom also entered into a new set of… Read more »

“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 »