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

Moving into adulthood

People get it wrong frequently.

Adulthood isn’t about age (I have that). Adulthood isn’t even about maturity (I don’t have that).

Adulthood is about responsibility.

It’s why you can sometimes hear the expression, “He matured at a young age” or, … Read the rest

The perils of home cooking

Mind you, this entire post is based on a supposition, which, if false, makes the whole of the blog as unfortunate as the events that led up to this post. But, if you’re daring, then read on…

In almost any … Read the rest

Red skies at night

Apologies to all you Fixx and 80’s music fans, but this is about the original “red skies at night”, as in the old sailor’s adage:

Red skies at night, Sailor’s delight

Red skies at morning, Sailors take warning

On the … Read the rest

I always say never say never or always

There are few real impossibilities in life, just as there are few real absolutes. So why do so many people use “always” and “never”?

The words tend to show up most of the time when someone wants to put emphasis … Read the rest