Everyone is interesting

I’ve spent a good part of this blog proposing the idea, only half tongue-in-cheek, that I am the most uninteresting man in the world (playing off the Dos Equis ads).

In moments of honest self-reflection, I note that I’ve actually … Read the rest

Deciding what not to post

Blogging every day is tough.

I’ve mentioned this a few times over the seven years I’ve been at this. Coming up with something every day is really tough. Coming up with something interesting every day is impossible.

Which is why … Read the rest

Cruising for a bruising

It’s so much easier being a hermit.

So, then.

The process of making travel arrangements is usually cumbersome and tedious. The process of making travel arrangements for three people not of the same household is geometrically moreso.

Let’s set a … Read the rest

Insecurity I get

Money can’t buy you happiness.

If you need proof, check out Donald Trump and me.

Ever since he began campaigning (to be honest, I never paid attention to him before then), I’ve been wondering what was driving Mr. Trump’s ultra-sensitivity … Read the rest

I’m trying to become a Republican

Man!

I have so much more fun on other topics. I’m betting you even have more fun when I post other topics (though probably not as often as me). But these insane situations keep pushing me back into political posts.… Read the rest

Planning and plotting

A good friend of mine is retiring next month and she and her husband are looking to celebrate by going on a cruise. They’ve asked me if I want to come along and threw out some ideas, the most interesting … Read the rest

How are you not screaming?

I think I understand some of it. America is a nation of self-interested and self-centered people. In an otherwise insulated world, that’s not a terrible thing.

You first. Then family (or the reverse, for some). Then maybe some friends. Possibly, … Read the rest

Card to imagine

I don’t know if it’s a symptom or simply a coincidence.

For the first time in many, many years, I’ve been left with a shortage of viable Mother’s Day cards.

There are plenty of Mom’s day cards for Moms (and … Read the rest

A pound of prevention

Halloween is coming!

No, I’m not in a time warp. Neither are you. But, I am more likely preoccupied with Halloween than most any of you.

While my plans for my big display this year are still percolating (trying to … Read the rest

When worlds collide

Notwithstanding the (still unproven) culinary misadventures from last week, it’s a new month and that means a new recipe to try out.

The month of May provides a special treat, in that it is also birthday BBQ month. So, I … Read the rest