Out With the Old

Everything has a useful life. Products. People. Animals. We just witnessed a microcosm with the recent NFL playoff games. The Old Guard  were represented by the sports’ standard bearer Tom Brady and the best quarterback not named Tom Brady, the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers. The Young Guns were represented by their standard bearer PatrickContinue reading “Out With the Old”

Hanging Out

Pretty lazy day but everybody seems to be in a hurry to me. I guess because, ever since I retired, I have no time constraints, so I am not in a hurry anymore…forever. It’s official: All the Christmas decorations, inside and out, are packed away for next year, but my wonderful soulmate has acquiesced toContinue reading “Hanging Out”

Starting Anew

I lay down some words which will be included in the new song I am putting together, and I am having a blast with my Oculus II except I am now officially done with the rollercoaster app. Stomach-churning. The song is called Without You and the words I have assembled in this, the embryonic processContinue reading “Starting Anew”

Letting Go

I don’t care what anybody says, the door was big enough for Rose to balance herself and let Jack get on, saving his life, but ruining a great movie, n’est-ce pas? What happened to “I won’t let go Jack?” Letting go can reference acceptance of a loss or just letting it all hang out. HowContinue reading “Letting Go”

The Day After

I was unable to get my Christmas blog done yesterday for all the obvious reasons. I talked with family, opened presents, and thoroughly enjoyed my 35th consecutive Christmas with my favorite person on planet Earth. My silly wife just asked “Who?” The dogs made out like bandits and there are chewies and chewy-shaped things allContinue reading “The Day After”

The Night Before Christmas

Only my very favorite night of the year. Still. The Domestic Despot has already hit the sack. She has been running all over the place this season and she is beat. I hope she sleeps well tonight. I won’t. I will be up at midnight and will probably wake her up so I can openContinue reading “The Night Before Christmas”


It is not yet arrived here in southern Ohio, but I’m thinking next month. I’m in no hurry. It can wait. The contractor has his crew working on our covered porch and I think Karen said one of the guys was talking about working on Christmas Day. I think I talked him out of it.Continue reading “Snow”

Home Sweet Home

I didn’t think I was driving that fast, but it didn’t take me much over two hours to make the two hour and thirty-minute drive from my house to my Goddaughter’s. I saw a few stops of speeders, but I seemed to go (literally) under the radar all the way to my exit. I amContinue reading “Home Sweet Home”

Oh Really?

I read a headline that indicated that Officer Kimberly Potter who mistakenly killed a man when she shot Daunte Wright with her service revolver instead of a taser. I have fired both and I can tell you the weight, balance, and feel are not similar. She said, “I am sorry it happened.” That should doContinue reading “Oh Really?”

What’s Going On

I see a man and his son were arrested for suspicion of starting the Caldor Fire in northern California earlier this year. Without even knowing any of the facts, my knee-jerk reaction is to vilify the suspects and wish them a spot in the middle of the fire they started with no way out. ButContinue reading “What’s Going On”