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!
For some time now, I have been thinking about what should be my first road trip after I retire. Just to be clear, I am not talking about a road … Continue Reading First Road Trip
Unless you’ve seen the movie, Sideways, or read the book by the same name, this blog post title may not make sense to you. But as unlikely as it may … Continue Reading Sideways in Georgia
The last weekend in July/first week in August my wife and I finally took a long overdue vacation. With me still working full time, most of my vacation days each … Continue Reading Finally, a Vacation!
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
I have always been enamored with glass artwork. I don’t know why; maybe it’s the intense colors or unique shapes they often have. Whenever I am at an art museum … Continue Reading I Love Glass!
In 2015, I chronicled all the towns I had lived in during my lifetime as well as shared some of the more significant firsts that I experienced in each of … Continue Reading Moving
In addition to my dad’s sermons that I brought home from my sister’s house last year, another item was a box of my mom’s old photo albums. My first task … Continue Reading Mom’s Photo Albums
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?
As long as I can remember, I have always loved car magazines. Of course this should not come as a surprise for someone like me who loves cars. At one … Continue Reading Old Car Magazines
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
In 2013, I wrote a blog post about exploring the artist in me—an artistic challenge that was inspired by my admiration for a painting that hung on the wall where … Continue Reading Painting at Work
Having been to Amsterdam 29 times over more than a 20 year period, it seemed appropriate to explore beyond the quaint and serene canals of Amsterdam. Typically before I teach … Continue Reading Amsterdam and Beyond
There must be a word to describe someone who has traveled to a city so many times, that they know it almost as well as the town in which they … Continue Reading Amsterdam – Not a Visitor or a Resident
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