While I was on my car book binge in 2017, there were a couple of books that I read that provided an interesting dichotomy—“A Tale of Two Cities” so to … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Car Books
It took me exactly a year from the time that I retired until I finally got to the task on my long term to do list of “Clean out garage.” … Continue Reading Garage Makeover
Recently, my siblings and I got together for our annual Sibling Sabbatical—aka SibSab—a time when just the four of us get together to enjoy each other’s company and to catch … Continue Reading SibSab 2019 – Disney!
I don’t typically mark the anniversary of the death of one of my loved ones but rather remember them on their birthdays, which I have done several times in the … Continue Reading 20th Anniversary of Mom’s Death
Enough time has gone by now that I can actually talk about this event without resurrecting old nightmares. Last August after flying back from Seattle to visit our daughter and … Continue Reading Water, Water Everywhere and…
In 2015, I wrote about this garbage blind, which my oldest son designed and helped me to build before he headed off to pursue a graduate degree in architecture. At … Continue Reading New Vision for an Old Garbage Blind
Before I took this trip to Puerto Vallarta, I wondered how much time I would actually spend at the conference. Since I had not seen the program agenda in advance, … Continue Reading Yet Another Different Kind of Trip – Part B
Last fall, I wrote about a trip to Seattle where instead of the usual type of visit my wife and I had with our daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons, I … Continue Reading Yet Another Different Kind of Trip – Part A
If you have been a regular reader of mine for the last couple of years, you know how I love to work on puzzles in the wintertime. And ever since … Continue Reading Winter Puzzles 2019
Before the end of last year, my daughter asked if I would come out to Seattle in January to help her while her husband was out of the country for … Continue Reading A Call For Granddaddy Duty!
2018 marked my first full year of retirement. Retirement for many people is broken down into three phases: the go-go years, the slow-go years, and the no-go years corresponding to … Continue Reading Travel 2018 – The Go-Go Year!
Yesterday marked six years that I have been blogging with my first post having been published on February 9th2013! It is hard for me to believe that I have come … Continue Reading Six Years!
I am a long time fan of Clive Cussler and his swash-buckling Dirk Pitt novels having read every single one of the 23 books Cussler has published over the past … Continue Reading Best Books of 2018 – Chapter 5
Since I had read more non-fiction than fiction at this point in my reading year, I decided to treat myself on our vacation with a fiction thriller. I chose the … Continue Reading Best Books of 2018 – Chapter 4
It was on my own Atlantic crossing to Amsterdam in April 2018 that I chose to read this book by Dan Hampton, The Flight: Charles Lindbergh’s Daring and Immortal 1927 … Continue Reading Best Books of 2018 – Chapter 3
I have always been enamored with the US space program, having grown up during the era of the space race and since becoming an adult, having read many books about … Continue Reading Best Books of 2018 – Chapter 2