Putting my honesty up for review

I’m pretty chipper after my morning walk today. I was using my new wireless Bluetooth earbuds. They add to my chipper spirit because they are free. That’s right, bubkis, just for putting my honesty up for review. Up for review I’ve purchased quite a lot of products from Amazon over the last 10 years. Well,… Read more »

You are now leaving Jurassic Park

Look Ma, it glows! Ah, how time flies. In my world, stuff usually doesn’t break, it just gets out of date (like me). Eventually, I just pull the trigger and replace it. So, for my computer, you are now leaving Jurassic Park. You are now leaving Cenozoic Park For the longest time, I simply stuck… Read more »

Finding the will power to grant will power

After years (decades) of pestering from my Dad and Stepmom, I’ve finally bitten the bullet and gone to a lawyer to create my official will. As if the idea was not disturbing enough, the ensuing conversation was worse. Somehow, I ended up finding the will power to grant will power. If we have to Occasionally,… Read more »

Upping the ante for Halloween

Okay. The return to blogging week is over. Now that thematic writing is out of the way, it’s time for my trademark random goofiness. I can think of no better topic to start with than how I’m upping the ante for Halloween. Halloween is my time of year Oh yeah. You readers know it. My… Read more »

writing on the road once traveled - finally writing up my 2 1/2 month super road trip, the GNABRT

Writing on the road once traveled

Yep. Finally. Gonna do it this time. That Great North American Baseball Road Trip I drove back in 2015, I’m going to write the whole blamed thing up at last. Following is how I will tackle writing on the road once traveled. What exactly is #GNABRT? As a refresher (and for you newbies), when I… Read more »

Fishing and writing depend on the same thing

It’s generally bad writing to stretch a metaphor too far, but in this case, I’m going to do it anyway. When I say fishing and writing depend on the same thing I mean, no matter how good the bait, you need to have a really good hook. Baiting the hook So, since we’re going with… Read more »

the mystery of the disappearing blog explains why I haven't been posting

The mystery of the disappearing blog

Okay, we may be done with the overall ennui posts, but there’s still some housekeeping to do before we hit full JMD stride in Ramblings. With that said, let’s discuss my reasons for the mystery of the disappearing blog. How hard can a little writing be? Fair question. First off, it’s not that little. Over… Read more »

This is about how I look when losing my never-ending battle with ennui

My never-ending battle with ennui, part 2

Welcome to the second half of my overly long return to blogging…and active life in general. This is my never-ending battle with ennui, part 2. I’m forcing you to go through these “introductory” blog posts before we get to the good stuff. Admittedly, that’s a relative qualitative statement, but, hey, you’re here reading this. As… Read more »

my never-ending battle with ennui

My never-ending battle with ennui

Nah, I’m not gonna make you look it up. Ennui – a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement. It’s a far greater threat than simple procrastination. Let me walk you through my never-ending battle with ennui. But first, a word from our sponsors… Before I get started, know… Read more »

That sounds like a cool idea

More than a week past my very last birthday BBQ, things are well back in order around the JMD household. During the BBQ, I brought up my desire to plan something big for my roundy next year. The general consensus was “that sounds like a cool idea”. Then I threw it open to the floor…. Read more »