Have you noticed how the price of greeting cards has ratcheted up over the last few years? I am mainly talking about birthday cards as I seem to buy quite … Continue Reading Box of Old Cards
Now that spring has—at least officially—finally arrived, I thought I would look back over our fun summer of swimming last year. With unseasonably warm weather through the end of September … Continue Reading A Fun Summer of Swimming!
My next puzzle was one that my wife gave me for Christmas. Knowing that prior to Christmas, I only had one puzzle in my puzzle war chest, I was quite … Continue Reading 2020 Winter Puzzles – The Last Piece
I do not know if I have inspired any of my readers with my annual puzzle posts to join me in wintertime puzzling so I thought I would give it … Continue Reading 2020 Winter Puzzles – The First Piece
Continued from Hawaii – Aloha! On Friday morning, we renewed our wedding vows on the beach outside our hotel, as I previously posted, before striking out on our next … Continue Reading Hawaii – Mahalo!
To celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary in December 2019, we took a trip to Hawaii, specifically to Honolulu. As we crossed the ocean having taken off from Seattle, I couldn’t … Continue Reading Hawaii – Aloha!
Continued from Travel 2019 – Another Go-Go Year! August I again had back to back trips. First up was another visit to Seattle, a 9-day trip to help my daughter … Continue Reading Travel 2019 – An Even More Go-Go Year!
I wrote last year how my first full year of retirement in 2018 was definitely a travel “go-go” year. Well turns out 2019 was an even bigger one! In fact, mid-year, … Continue Reading Travel 2019 – Another Go-Go Year!
Today marks seven years that I have been blogging with my first post having been published on February 9th, 2013! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would … Continue Reading Seven Years!
It was attending the Broadway hit musical Hamilton last year that prompted me to read this book by Ron Chernow (the inspiration for the play as well). While I thoroughly … Continue Reading Best Books of 2019 – Chapter 5
Blackout was another BookBub find that I don’t know I ever would have read had I not previously read John J. Nance’s first novel, The Last Hostage, that introduced his … Continue Reading Best Books of 2019 – Chapter 4
…And read I did. Anthony Horowitz actually wrote this Bond novel, Trigger Mortis, before writing Forever and a Day. It is set right after the conclusion of the Ian Fleming … Continue Reading Best Books of 2019 – Chapter 3
This book, In the Enemy’s House by Howard Blum, was a Christmas gift from my wife last year. It was a book I knew nothing about but after quickly reading the … Continue Reading Best Books of 2019 – 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 2019 – Chapter 1
2019 turned out to be a very good year. And for me, that was a bit surprising because I am much more partial to even numbered years than to odd … Continue Reading ♫ It Was a Very Good Year♫
Today, December 22nd, is our 40th wedding anniversary! If you read my preview post from two weeks ago, you know that we chose to celebrate our anniversary a little early … Continue Reading Our 40th Wedding Anniversary