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
Happy New Year! I thought I would begin the New Year with a tradition I started several years ago by posting around New Year’s Day my favorite books from the … Continue Reading Best Books of 2018 – Chapter 1
I have always had what could be described as a “love-hate” relationship with the New Year’s Eve holiday. On the one hand, I love to reflect back over the past 12 … Continue Reading Happy New Year’s Eve!
My wife and I have this friendly game we play called Snake. Now before you let your mind wander into the gutter about some X-rated use, this is an innocent … Continue Reading Snake!
Earlier this year, I published a couple of blog posts about my trip to Amsterdam—my 30th to this famous city founded in 1275. The occasion, as with all my previous trips, … Continue Reading Amsterdam – A Well Known City
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.
Working on the fifth section, I encountered two more challenges. First, this section included the connection to the gate into the back yard. When we had the pool installed in … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Yes, Victory!
It took me until almost lunchtime the next day to finish the first section but by contrast, it was a vast improvement over the old fence. And in the process … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Snatching Victory from Defeat?