The words must be there, somewhere

I am a bit of an introvert, and the blog is my way of reaching out to communicate with the outside world. “This is what I’m thinking; how about you?”  Words are marvelous inventions that allow us to share our minds one with another. Where are the words, though, that will lead us at lastContinue reading “The words must be there, somewhere”

A loss for words

Well, this has been an interesting couple of nights and days. Monday night Red and I were semi-paying attention to the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals when we were suddenly riveted by the human drama of medical personnel fighting for the life of Damar Hamlin, whose heart stopped on the football field. We felt forContinue reading “A loss for words”

Put down the phone

[First posted Jan. 21, 2013] Here’s advice that’s counterproductive for folks like me, who produce stuff for you to consume online, but it’s essential for you: Spend regular time NOT online. In his book Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money, Rabbi Daniel Lapin talks about the mesmerizing effect of constantly staring at a glowingContinue reading “Put down the phone”

A few ramblings about time and such

My body rebelled against me the other day. It … well, never mind the details. I had to lie down on the couch at the day job until my head cleared a bit, and I had to fight to stay awake driving home, and once home I peeled off my coat and collapsed into theContinue reading “A few ramblings about time and such”

Irony of ironies

Summer loves winter. She runs around the snow-covered back yard, digging her ball out and making snow angels. It takes heroic measures to convince her to come inside.  She is a winter dog. Did we goof when we named her Summer? Or does she carry the warmth and delight of the summer season all yearContinue reading “Irony of ironies”

The first day of winter

Today, say the folks who know how to calculate these things, the winter solstice will occur at 3:48 p.m. in the Central Standard Time, where I live. This is the shortest day of the year in terms of sunlight. The only good thing about the first day of winter is that, slowly but surely, theContinue reading “The first day of winter”

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