I have always been enamored with the US space program, having grown up during the era of the space race and since becoming an adult, having read many books about … Continue Reading Best Books of 2018 – Chapter 2
Happy New Year! I thought I would begin the New Year with a tradition I started several years ago by posting around New Year’s Day my favorite books from the … Continue Reading Best Books of 2018 – Chapter 1
I have always had what could be described as a “love-hate” relationship with the New Year’s Eve holiday. On the one hand, I love to reflect back over the past 12 … Continue Reading Happy New Year’s Eve!
My wife and I have this friendly game we play called Snake. Now before you let your mind wander into the gutter about some X-rated use, this is an innocent … Continue Reading Snake!
Earlier this year, I published a couple of blog posts about my trip to Amsterdam—my 30th to this famous city founded in 1275. The occasion, as with all my previous trips, … Continue Reading Amsterdam – A Well Known City
I must admit that I have had what to many sports car enthusiasts would consider blasphemous thoughts—considerations of buying a car with automatic transmission. In the 40+ years that I … Continue Reading A Stick? Or Not.
Working on the fifth section, I encountered two more challenges. First, this section included the connection to the gate into the back yard. When we had the pool installed in … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Yes, Victory!
It took me until almost lunchtime the next day to finish the first section but by contrast, it was a vast improvement over the old fence. And in the process … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Snatching Victory from Defeat?
I have written before that I need to replace this fence in our backyard and last year when I retired and starting making my “To Do” lists, it was at … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Defeat?
I wrote earlier this fall about my 1994 Mazda Miata reaching the significant milestone of “classic” car status. But turns out, my 2002 Mazda Miata, affectionately known as the Fireball … Continue Reading A New Top!
This fall, I finally got my wife’s 2006 Vespa repaired so it could be driven again. And as I was taking her out for a test spin to make sure … Continue Reading Rejuvenated Vespa
October 31st 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of my retirement from full-time employment in the pharmaceutical industry. And I have to say I’ve been loving it! For the remainder of 2017, … Continue Reading I’m Loving It!
One of the things that I wanted to do once I retired was to get back to biking. I actually have a fairly nice bike that I got as … Continue Reading Back To Biking
Never did I imagine when I excitedly completed the purchase of this slightly used 1994 Mazda Miata in December of 1996 that I would still be driving her almost 22 … Continue Reading A Classic!
One of the items I added to my “Long Term To Do” list after I retired last year was to clean out the garage, a major undertaking given we have … Continue Reading Workbench Rescue
On the start of my fourth day tiling, this was what the countertop looked like. I had finally reached the point where I would be installing a number of uncut … Continue Reading Seattle – A Different Kind of Trip (Part B)