Building a better Halloween display

While it’s not every day I think about Halloween, it’s pretty often. Why, even before last year, I was thinking, “How am I going to top this?” An idea formed. It seemed impractical, but here I am, building a better Halloween display. Building a better driveway display During and after Halloween month, social friends fire… Read more »

Thursday looks to be the day

After yesterday’s diversion, it’s time to address the really serious issue upcoming this month – Halloween! Though the Atlantic just spawned more potential concerns nearby, I can tarry no longer. Thursday looks to be the day. Explaining the explainable So, above you have the layout for this year’s Halloween display. It will be slightly smaller,… Read more »

Looks like it’s time for a new hat

When I “returned” to blogging recently, I vowed to stay away from politics. These are momentous times, so I’m going to bend that vow just a wee bit and talk a little tangentially to politics. Specifically, why it looks like it’s time for a new hat. Looks like it’s time for an old cartoon When… Read more »

So that’s why people don’t do stuff

Recently, I gained access to Netflix (as a gift). I also am an Amazon Prime member, primarily for the free shipping (which they now seem to be forcing everyone else to do anyway). While I’m not a heavy TV viewer, friends and family badger me to watch this program or that. After finally acquiescing, I… Read more »

Working on one thing at once

Oboy, I better hope that I can stay retired. It sure seems like my multitasking skills are, if not gone, severely atrophied. Heck, forget even working on two things at once. These days, I feel like the best I can do is working on one thing at once. It’s not just a game anymore Well,… Read more »

The heck with going green

Starting off with a Captain Obvious statement: the internet is vast. Sites, blogs and comments fill the bandwidth. Getting noticed is the key goal for many, but for me, I’m now saying the heck with going green. The heck with topical headlines Thanks to some software added to my website, my blog posts can now… Read more »

Decisions, decisions: Owner, loaner or borrower

Due to my reputation as a very stable — er, no. Let’s go with…rational thinker steeped in financial analysis. Yeah. Anyhoo, I get asked a lot (a lot!) by people trying to decide what to do about where they live. It all depends, I tell them, and then I go into decisions, decisions: owner, loaner… Read more »

Reaching into the grab bag of ideas

Sometimes, I don’t post anything because I don’t have anything new to post. And sometimes, I don’t have anything with enough “meat” to make a full post. That’s when I go reaching into the grab bag of ideas and just fool around… Spinny things everywhere Like clockwork, the two most scary months of hurricane season… Read more »

Halloween is not just for outdoors anymore

Welp, the most current spinny threat has passed. As I wait for the next one, already out there in the Atlantic, it’s also time to start getting serious about Halloween. And, this year, Halloween is not just for outdoors anymore. Halloween is usually all about outdoors Of course, the main event is always about my… Read more »

People literally use literally too much

I try not to be a word snob. You don’t read me complaining about bad grammar or “the death of language” in society. People talk and write as they do. I’m not trying to be anyone’s literary conscience. But, people literally use literally too much. People literally don’t know what literally means It’s pretty obvious… Read more »