Besides kind, polite readers who won’t point out it should be “Something for which to be thankful”, here are a few other things for which I am grateful: Indoor plumbing Working vehicles Employment An amazing wife A warm bed at day’s end Winter clothing All five senses Three great, unique kids My parents My wife’s […]
One of my colleagues at work celebrated his 48th wedding anniversary last week. Compared to that the fourteen years my wife and I have been together seems rather brief. And I was rather late compared to some of my friends of similar age who are already twenty years plus into their marriages. Fourteen years represents […]
Today was an interesting day at work. I had conversations with two different people from the team I was hired into when I started with my current employer two years ago. Neither of them are happy where they are. One has surrendered, essentially, and is just going to do whatever they assign her until she’s […]
So, what am I going to enthuse about today?
No, not the person reading over your shoulder. You. Chances are if you’re reading this you’re a friend of mine. And, quite frankly, I don’t give my friends enough credit.
People are incredibly clever. We’re always coming up with new things to do and experience. For example, sidewalk chalk art is cool enough, but lately people have been figuring out how to make it look 3-D. Who came up with that, and more importantly, how? It’s totally cool! (I won’t use any pictures here, but […]
What shall I be positive about today? Good music. After last week’s unfortunate slog I decided that I absolutely had to start this week off better. So I even set aside my audio book and just listened to music on the way to work. It worked wonderfully. I hit the ground running this week, and […]
I’m often complaining about my house and the various projects it forces upon me. I find myself wishing the lawn didn’t always need mowing, or the garage floor wouldn’t get so messy. Or the shed wouldn’t get so cluttered. In truth, I need those projects. One of the down-sides of a desk job is the […]
The last week or two I’ve been really struggling with a lot of things, but mostly they boiled down to this: the world stinks. I’ve been over-dosing on the negativity out there, and I decided I’ve had enough. I can’t help what everyone else does. Only a fool fights in a burning house, and I’m […]
Since we don’t have subways around here I’ve never experienced this before, but it’s evidently common back east. Panhandlers are known to get on trains and, while they have a captive audience, inform the passengers how terrible their situation is and ask for donations. So someone decided to take that approach and give it a […]
I don’t like revealing too much personal information online, even among friends, because you never know who else is watching. But, as I will be home almost continually over the next few days, I no longer need to worry as much. My family has been on vacation for the past three weeks, and I’ve been […]