I don’t recall when I first became aware of this debut novel by Samantha Downing, but I was intrigued enough by the description of the book to add it to … Continue Reading Best Books of 2020 – Chapter 4
I had previously read an excellent book about the race to build an atomic bomb by the Germans and Allies so when this 2016 title by Damien Lewis popped up … Continue Reading Best Books of 2020 – Chapter 3
This was such a great book, that after reading it, I don’t believe I will ever think of trees in the same way. Ironically, the only reason I read this … Continue Reading Best Books of 2020 – Chapter 2
Happy New Year! Continuing with the tradition I started several years ago, I thought I would begin the New Year by posting around New Year’s Day my favorite books that … Continue Reading Best Books of 2020 – Chapter 1
I suspect a larger than normal number of people will be ringing in the new year on December 31st, hopefully not in a crowd but rather socially distanced. Saying goodbye … Continue Reading Happy, Happy New Year!
I have never been much of a boat person, although I have certainly enjoyed the times, we have been out with our friends who have one at their lake house. … Continue Reading A Boat?
Last year as I was assembling our artificial Christmas tree for the 17th time, I wondered if it would be my last time to put up this particular tree. With … Continue Reading ♫ O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree ♫
It has been over six years since I got this first Fitbit, a complementary exercise incentive from the last company I worked at before retiring. Since that first one, I … Continue Reading Still Fitbit-ing!
I loved reading this book. And were it not for my daily BookBub e-mail of discounted e-books, I may never have discovered it. When I opened my e-mail that day and scanned … Continue Reading City of Bikes
This may seem like an odd question to most people since their question in response might be: “Why does anyone need more than one car?” But for those of us … Continue Reading Do I Really Need More Than 2 Cars?
Wanting to stay in good physical health throughout my adulthood, I have been an active runner since 1992. Five years ago, I wrote a series of posts about how I … Continue Reading Exercise Quandary
After spending our first two days in Montreat and Black Mountain, we decided to spend our last two days in and around Asheville. This is where during our BroGo 2019 … Continue Reading BroGo 2020 – “Last Round”
With the pandemic continuing to rage on, I really didn’t think my brother and I would be able to pull off having one of our annual get togethers—our BroGo (Brothers … Continue Reading BroGo 2020 – “First Round”
October 31st marks the third anniversary of my retirement from fulltime work and since that time, I must say I have never once been bored. For some, the question of … Continue Reading No Time For Boredom
Now that every single one of my airline trips have been canceled this year, I came to the sad realization that this will be a No Fly Year for me … Continue Reading No Fly Year!
Today, October 11th is my dad’s birthday and as is often the case since he died almost 20 years ago, I often think of him and miss him at this … Continue Reading My Dad – A Fisherman