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.
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!
For my next puzzle, I decided to wok on the one my son and daughter-in-law gave me for Christmas—a view of the bridge I love, in the city I love, … Continue Reading Winter Puzzle Holiday – Three
For my next puzzle, I chose the one my sister gave me for my birthday last year. This one was unique in that it included a stand for the box … Continue Reading Winter Puzzle Holiday – Two
Now that the cold season is almost over, I wanted to share with you the fun I had on my winter puzzle holiday. If you recall from last fall, I … Continue Reading Winter Puzzle Holiday – One
If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you know that automobiles are often featured. I have previously written on cars and the magic they represent for me. As … Continue Reading Has Her Time Come?
I got the idea for this post from reading 50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S by Brent D. Glass. I heard about this book in a … Continue Reading What are Your 50 Greatest American Places?
This was one of the really good books I read in 2016. As I mentioned in my best of 2016 books blog post, what got me to read this book … Continue Reading Mary Tyler Moore Show
Now that the autumnal equinox has past, I have really been looking forward to getting back to puzzling—assembling puzzles that is. Earlier this year, I wrote about how I had … Continue Reading Puzzling Anticipation
The last weekend in October, following my last workday on Friday 27 October, I thought a lot about what my first week of retirement would be like. Even knowing that … Continue Reading Retirement – Week 1
After years and years of anticipation and months and months of planning, I retired last week. This is a self-photo I took of myself in my office on my last … Continue Reading Retired!
I am really surprised at myself for not thinking of writing on this topic before now. Particularly considering that, with my mother who loved to cook and loved to eat … Continue Reading My Favorite Foods