After reading this book, you could say I put another “notch” in the proverbial workbench of my building book series (just search the key words “Building Books” for several other … Continue Reading Building Books – The Great Bridge
Today marks the fifth anniversary of us purchasing our midtown condo. I took this photo of my wife at the coffee shop where I met her just a few minutes … Continue Reading Our Condo – 5th Anniversary
This girl is a swinger… …and a slider… …and a see sawer. So when her grandmother (my wife, affectionately known as Mimi) mentioned that she needed to get a swing … Continue Reading A Swing Set Swinger
On multiple occasions, I have written of my interest in learning about how different things were built by reading a book about the project. Loving all forms of transportation, in … Continue Reading Building Books – A Surprise!
Wow, four years! When I started this blog post on February 9th, 2013, I never envisaged I would still be publishing these four years later and yet I have been … Continue Reading Four Years Blogging
Ever since reading Rat Pack Confidential by Shawn Levy, I had wanted to read a book about some of my favorite movie stars such as Cary Grant or Jimmy Stewart. … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter Five
What an incredible story. Most everyone has heard about or is at least familiar with the tale of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped below ground and then rescued … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter Four
I became a fan of Erik Larson after reading Devil in the White City several years ago, which was only reinforced once I read his book Thunderstruck. So when I … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter Three
In contrast to the shorter James Bond books that I read earlier in 2016, I spent a number of weeks in the spring reading one book that was over 975 … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter Two
Happy New Year!! What better way to start off the year than talking about books! For 2016, I set a goal for myself of reading at least 36 books, on … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter One
Our oldest son, his wife and daughter were in town for a visit earlier this year. On their last night in town, they spent the night at our condo since … Continue Reading A Curated Condo?
Anyone who does a search on my website for posts about scale models will find a number to read. Covering all kinds of models from cars, to planes, to trains, … Continue Reading Miniature Chairs
It was with significant trepidation that I approached my birthday this year since I would be turning 60. In all my previous birthdays when I marked the beginning of a … Continue Reading My 60th Birthday
Now that summer in Memphis is almost over, hopefully we will get some relief from the heat. While the month of July alone ended up being the 8th hottest ever … Continue Reading Hot Summer!
Upon seeing our backyard for the first time, some have described it as a “Garden of Eden.” A very peaceful spot centered by nice, cool blue water surrounded by a … Continue Reading Paradise Lost?
Recently my three siblings and I got together for our annual SIBSAB—our yearly sibling sabbatical. In case you have not read one of my previous posts about SIBSAB, this is … Continue Reading SIBSAB X – 2016