Fine, then call Trump what he is: a liar

Tough headline, right? But, why not? Why dance around the subject with wimp-out words or hints and innuendos. The former candidate, now president despises such practices. So, yeah, I’ll not shy to take the challenge. You want it? Fine, then call Trump what he is: a liar. “I think the big problem this country has… Read more »

Spin doctor

With all the political news and constant crises battering the airwaves and print, it’s hard to figure out what’s real. Everywhere is information and disinformation. And there’s rarely a moment where someone isn’t trying to explain or retract what they’ve just said. It’s no wonder there’s such a demand for a spin doctor. Now, you… Read more »

No spring fling from my spring cleaning

Okay. Let’s just get this over and done with so we can all get back to our lives. I don’t need to write any more on the topic. And you sure don’t want to read any more on the topic. So, I’ll just run through quickly why there will be no spring fling from my… Read more »

The mysterious return of the mixed blessing

Despite all the recent turmoil over Facebook’s responsibility and transparency, that’s not the hottest I’ve been about the social platform. Nope, I’ve had more pressing personal and professional grievances. Unexplained changes vexed me. And now arrives the mysterious return of the mixed blessing. I can take you back to just a few short weeks ago…. Read more »

The devil you say!

March rolls by and brings with it a new monthly recipe. My Cooking Challenge, now in its 15th month, is giving me fits this year. Will my bad trend continue? Maybe I should give up this cooking thing altogether? The devil you say! Yes, my first recipe this year, prime rib, was a historic disaster…. Read more »

The cold hard facts

I’ve joked about it for years. Really, long before I was blogging. It makes for quick laughs, but it’s actually quite bothersome. I don’t just dislike cold, I’m actually allergic to it. Think that’s a myth? Here are some cold hard facts. I always wonder why I have physical reactions to cold. It has gotten… Read more »

Upon which side sit my better angels?

Producing a blog can be a reasonably comfortable affair. Even those, like mine, that attempt to create a new post every day. Unlike mine, though, many of those blogs stick to a single subject. The dilemma in a rambling blog like this one is the debate over what subject matter should be included. And that’s… Read more »

Why not just walk in the daytime?

Yet another cold front is heading down our way. Of course, it’s right after we got a couple of nice days for my morning walk. When I bemoan the fact to family and friends, I always get the same question. Why not just walk in the daytime? I’ve got very good reasons for my pre-dawn… Read more »

Admitting it’s time to retire

Most people don’t end up in situations like me. I was fired during the financial crisis, found no one wanted to hire me, rolled the dice on the stock market and ended up retired. That’s what we call “retrospectively lucky”. Still, even now, I find it hard admitting it’s time to retire. In this case,… Read more »

Thinking about thinking

Okay, two political posts is my limit for the week. Any more than that and I’ll be changing the name of the blog from “Ramblings” to “Grumblings”. I think it’s time for a change. Of course, that’s actually the problem. Thinking. Or, more accurately, thinking about thinking. Here’s the deal. Basically, I think I think… Read more »