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
Now that my retirement date is less than two months away, I have really been thinking a lot about what it is going to be like to be retired. I … Continue Reading What’s It Really Going to be Like to Retire?
Several years ago, I wrote about my love for all things small—specifically miniature models. In that 3-part series, I delved into all the different types of models I had built … Continue Reading Doll Houses Revisited
Last year, I wrote about how much I enjoy every Wednesday since I get to spend the afternoon with my granddaughter at the Children’s Museum of Memphis (CMOM). She and … Continue Reading Wednesday with Granddaddy – Double Treat
Some of the items that I will need to take home when I retire are these 11 framed photos hanging on my office wall. I cannot even begin to fathom … Continue Reading Photos on My Office Wall
Not long ago, the day came that I needed to transport my 1/18-scale model cars home from my office. This was in preparation for my final office move before our … Continue Reading Miniature Car Moving Day
I can’t get enough of reading. For someone who read very little for pleasure up until about the age of 25, I’ve sadly missed a lot of years that I … Continue Reading Unquenchable Thirst for Reading
Earlier this year, I posted about one of my favorite wintertime activities—putting together puzzles. In that post, I postulated that the popularity of puzzles was likely due to an addiction. … Continue Reading Puzzle Addiction
A few months before my planned retirement date, I had an unusual dream. I know we do not fully understand how our minds process data while we sleep but when … Continue Reading Retirement Dreaming?
Puzzles are a puzzling thing. It is curious to wonder why someone would buy a box filled with many, many small interlocking pieces that once assembled will look just like … Continue Reading Puzzling Puzzles
Earlier this year, I wrote about how I was all set to perform my granddaddy duties for my in-town granddaughter once her parents had both started back to school. During … Continue Reading Wednesdays With Granddaddy
Now that my retirement is less than a year away, this is a question that has been rolling around in my head for the last several months. It probably started … Continue Reading Will I Miss My Morning Commute?