Jeffrey explains it all!

Nope, I didn’t get a Nickelodeon reboot series. Today’s post is about Halloween. What? You thought I was done with these? Nah, just tied up in, well, Halloween. But now, I’m taking a day or so off before the last bit (graveyard). So, get ready, as Jeffrey explains it all! Origin Story As most of… Read more »

Time to refresh my fencing skills

The week ends, but my Halloween work does not. Once more unto the breach go I. First up, every year, is the “fence gang”, the string of scary dudes adorning my front picket fence. Upon opening the box, I came across a stark discovery. It is time to refresh my fencing skills. Year after year… Read more »

Next time, Jeff, write a memo

I went out to do my pre-Halloween cleaning of the landscaping, when I had a thought. That’s when I should have stopped. Nothing good ever comes from thinking. Because of that thought, I can now paraphrase the terrific Hunt for Red October and say, “Next time, Jeff, write a memo.” (Editor’s note: because my blog… Read more »

The cartography of Halloween

I touched on it a little yesterday, in the first of what will be many posts about Halloween this month. My annual Halloween display is bigger and more involved than ever. That means I need to figure out how to map my driveway. Or, what I like to pretentiously call, the cartography of Halloween. Boxed… Read more »

A month of horror and a month of peace

Phew. October is here. Thank goodness. Time for goblins, ghouls and other unsavory creatures. And, no, I’m not referring to Washington, D.C. For the time being, it’s all about Halloween. And that will give me a month of horror and a month of peace. The news of the day Bleak. Discordant. Divisive. Lots of us… Read more »

I probably should start planning now

Nope, this isn’t another post about Halloween. For one thing, that planning is already done. For another, it’s all about doing now, not planning. What this post is all about is my next big adventure and what I want to (or should) do. Whatever I decide, I probably should start planning now. Age is more than a… Read more »

It spells trouble when the easy thing becomes the difficult thing

Funny, I don’t remember this being so hard. Really, this should be the no-brainer part of the whole effort. Instead, I’m finding it tough to sit down and type out my current story, You know it spells trouble when the easy thing becomes the difficult thing. The key(board)s to success For the most part, typing… Read more »

The beginning of the beginning

Welp, here it is. Just a few short weeks until my favorite holiday. And that means it’s time to get serious about preparations. From the BBQ party to the taking over of the driveway, now is the beginning of the beginning. Still learning lessons Yup. I go into the Storeroom of Doom to pick out… Read more »

Battling against hope

It’s a trap. Everyone knows it. But, we just can’t help ourselves. Every year. Honestly, it’s all our own fault. Self-inflicted pain. Another year of battling against hope. It’s football season again. College and Pro fans alike are now sitting there thinking all sorts of hopeful thoughts as their teams head to the gridiron. Most… Read more »

Why you gotta say that?

I give Trump a lot of credit in this blog. Granted, a lot of it is for bad things, but today I’m talking about good things. Really. He does deserve credit and sometimes doesn’t get it. But, I have to give him credit for that, too. Because, stuff he says makes me scratch my head… Read more »