No doubt that phrase will be very familiar to any baby-boomer from his or hers days of reading Mad Magazine in the 1960s. Interestingly, as I was pondering exploring this … Continue Reading What, Me Worry?
Even though my retirement is still months away, I have already begun to clean out some old files as the archiving staff will be leaving before my last day. I … Continue Reading Old Files
Another month went by before I had time to continue my exploration of the bins. It was actually Thanksgiving night, still thoroughly stuffed from our Thanksgiving lunch, while watching college … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cabinets: Dad’s Sermons – Getting Them Organized.
Due to a busy fall, it was over a month before I got a chance to start going through Dad’s sermons. Another item that my sister gave me was this … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cabinets: Dad’s Sermons – All of Them!
When I wrote about my first road trip in my new Subaru WRX last year, I left it as a bit of a mystery as to the contents of this … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cabinets: A Mystery!
Last year, I wrote about a “birthday” of sorts for my 1994 Mazda Miata as it was celebrating 20 years with me. I was pleased to learn that this post … Continue Reading Going on Sweet 16
Merry Christmas! What better topic for the little kid in all of us on Christmas Day than Toys! Now that my wife and I have been grandparents for more than … Continue Reading Toys: Then and Now
Fifty years is a pretty significant milestone to achieve. But for me, someone who reached the age of 60 this year, hitting this half-century mark occurred over a decade ago. … Continue Reading A Lot of Things Turning 50 This Year
The 14th this week will mark a birthday of sorts. It will be 20 years that I have owned my white 1994 Mazda Miata, affectionately known as “the Marshmallow” (so … Continue Reading No Longer a Teenager!
Recently, when I started my list of activities to do once I retire, golf was on that list. Interestingly, golf really hasn’t been on my mind in quite some time. … Continue Reading Golf?
This year marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. For many Americans, it gave us a chance to reflect back to where we were and … Continue Reading 9/11 Memories
Not long ago, I wrote about discovering a book of some of my Dad’s sermons. At that time, there was one in particular I wanted to read; one that I … Continue Reading Reading Dad’s Sermons
This year, my mom and dad both would have turned 90 on their birthdays, Mom this week and Dad in mid-October. While I could not find a single definition in … Continue Reading Would Have Turned 90!
In some of my previous posts, I mentioned the fact that in high school and college I worked part-time selling ladies shoes at a local department store—Goldsmith’s (now Macy’s). But … Continue Reading Selling Ladies Shoes
This year I will hit what to me seems a significant milestone, a sexagenarian one. And as I approach my 60th birthday, I do so with a bit of trepidation … Continue Reading 60? Really?
Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I am a funny guy. I’m not known as one who has a joke ready to tell at any time. Those individuals, … Continue Reading Why am I Funny?