Say what?

I’ve often written about my affection for an extended vocabulary. It’s long been a benefit to me in my reading, my writing and my crossword puzzle solving.

I’ve also mentioned how possessing (and employing) muscular diction has its drawbacks. I’ve … Read the rest

Game of phones

There’s a madman on the throne!

I heard a word used the other day, in one of the endless stream of talking heads discussing Donald Trump. The word was swiftly passed by and not given a second thought, but I … Read the rest

10 days

Some people label it as stubbornness. I call it experience.

It’s no secret my distaste for medicine and medical treatments. I’ve had little success with over-the-counter medicines and worse reactions to prescribed “cures”.

Over the course of my life, I’ve … Read the rest

The internet says the darndest things

I wanted to research an abstruse question this morning and therefore typed it into my browser, up came 233,000 results. For an abstruse question.

Asking a generally obvious question, such as, “Why is summer warmer than winter?”, generated 2,060,000 results.… Read the rest

Thinking bad thoughts

Nah. Just not interested.

I’m on day 6 of “backgate”. the mysterious malady that’s disabled my lower back since right before my birthday BBQ and these several days after.

During that time, I received numerous suggestions of what to do. … Read the rest

How to measure a birthday BBQ

Two days removed from the birthday BBQ (that I annually throw for myself) and this could have been my most successful yet at my house (surpassed only by my big 50th birthday BBQ that I rented a pavilion at the … Read the rest

Will wonders never cease?

Gee, I sure hope not!

The final day of shared self-reflection on my (now willing to admit) interesting life. We pick up from where we were yesterday, fired at the nadir of the financial crisis of 2009.

Nobody wants me… Read the rest

I wonder why no one will hire me

Installment three of my reflecting on interesting times in my life focuses on post-graduation and the angst associated with trying to find a job.

First thing to mention: get a useful degree. Advertising was fun, but practically of so little … Read the rest

Teen wonder

Or, I wonder how many post titles he can come up with using the word “wonder”.

Moving on from my youth, my teen years were marked by a life-changing event: I was now old enough to become gainfully employed.

Of … Read the rest

The wonder years

Which can also be read as “I wonder how he got to be like that”.

In the first installment of my series of self-reflective posts about how I’ve led an interesting life after all, we begin at the beginning.

It’s … Read the rest