So About That Golf You Mentioned…

Ty! What’d you shoot today? Oh, I don’t keep score, Judge. Oh well, how do you measure yourself with other golfers? By height. Yep, first round of golf in something like 11 years, and only second round in 15 years. It went about as you would expect. I picked my ball up on three holes, […]


New York New York it’s a hell of a town The Bronx is up and I’m Brooklyn down “Hello Brooklyn” – Beastie Boys, 1989 We survived our first trip to New York City. I’ll admit, as a child of the Midwest in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I’m a little shocked we weren’t mugged ten times, […]


August 2018 It was an odd musical month. Rosali – 12 Wild Nothing – 12 Wild Pink – 12 Lowtide – 10 Restorations – 10 Complete stats available at my page

(Early) Friday Vids

I’m posting this a little early as Friday is a big day for the Mrs. and I: We are flying to New York City, the first visit there for both of us, believe it or not. Officially this is our annual trip to one of her conferences. But we will be spending most of the […]

Reader’s Notebook, 8/30/18

Man, how did I get so behind on these? Well, part of it is that my reading pace has remained slow in recent weeks. It doesn’t help that I have a stack of golf instructional books that are stealing time away from my proper reading stack. I’ll quickly run through some recent books. Notes from […]

Trust the Process

Finally a day of calm. After about two weeks of constant activity by contractors, we have wrapped up whatever phase of the Fill the House cycle we are in. The latest projects were building a work station for S and adding a large, built-in to our main office. That involved custom cabinetry, some serious painting, […]

On McCain And Myth

I never voted for John McCain – I guess I had three chances if you count primaries, although I would not have voted in the primaries he ran in – but like a lot of folks who tend to vote Democratic, I long admired the man. For me it went back to reading Michael Lewis’ […]

Fall Sports Kick Off

Opening day of fall sports, which is always both exciting and stress inducing. I have to admit, it is nice only having to worry about two kickball schedules this season. And somehow we lucked out and have no nights with two games. We do have three different stretches with three games in three nights, so […]

Reaching for the Stars, Vol. 12

Chart Week: August 18, 1984 Song: “We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Twisted Sister Chart Position: #39, 4th week on the chart. Peaked at #21 for two weeks in September. In between contractor visits last week, which have caused a move of my computer gear onto the dining room table temporarily, I was trying to […]

The New Year

Our summer of change, 2018, is officially over. The girls went back to school today. M begins her final year at St. P’s as an 8th grader,[1] C in 6th, L in 4th. The last time all three girls will ever be in the same school building. I think they were relatively excited to go […]