I have written about Legos before, and I consider them the best toy of all time. And I’m sure we’ve all seen elaborate constructions built completely from Legos. But the story I just read on NPR about a 12-year-old boy who builds German football stadiums using Legos added another twist to the awesomeness of these … Continue reading LEGOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to Seth, I learned a new word that (almost) describes what I do every day

Qarrtsiluni. That was the title of Seth Godin’s blog post today. Here’s the full post: This is the Inuit word for “sitting together in the darkness, quietly, waiting for something creative or important to occur.” Of course, this works. The only difficult part is doing it. We’re buzzy people, inundated with noise, using it to hide … Continue reading Thanks to Seth, I learned a new word that (almost) describes what I do every day

Maybe this is the sign I’ve been waiting for

Every Friday, venture capitalist Fred Wilson features a recent Kickstarter project that he just contributed towards. Today’s featured project was Remotely, remote meeting cards that provide meeting goers and leaders with the tools to communicate effectively, connect with others, and have fun. Here’s the video showing Remotely in action: Here’s the story behind Remotely, … Continue reading Maybe this is the sign I’ve been waiting for

Happy 35th anniversary!

Our oldest son reminded us that today is the 35th anniversary of the our family’s favorite comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes. He even sent us the first strip from November 18, 1985 in his text message which is shown below: I then went back through my old blog posts and I discovered that I also … Continue reading Happy 35th anniversary!

Music Monday: Gangstagrass – Band Fuses Rap and Bluegrass

I was watching a football game yesterday and a commercial came on for Sagamore Spirit, a rye whiskey. But it wasn’t  the whiskey that caught my attention, it was the music: Gangstagrass is a group of musicians in New York City, most known for the theme song of the FX television show Justified. The group … Continue reading Music Monday: Gangstagrass – Band Fuses Rap and Bluegrass

A wonderful ending to a great sitcom

Today, my wife and I watched the final episode of Schitt’s Creek. It was a wonderful way to end the series and it had me laughing and in tears. What more could you ask for from a TV show? It would be hard for me to pick a favorite character since they were all so … Continue reading A wonderful ending to a great sitcom

To plan or not to plan?

Many of Dan Ariely’s recent columns have focused on COVID-19 issues and his current one is no exception. Here’s a question a reader posed: Dear Dan, The holidays are right around the corner, but I’ve been hesitating to make plans to visit family or host a party. The changing Covid-19 situation means that any plan … Continue reading To plan or not to plan?

Thank You!

I just want to express my gratitude for all the well wishes I received regarding my two broken wrists. While I am not in much pain, it is quite inconvenient. I never realized how much I take my hands for granted. My wife and son have been incredibly helpful. A couple of people wondered if … Continue reading Thank You!

It took 63 years but I finally broke my first bone(s)

It's ironic that I just wrote a post a couple days ago about how exercise may not be helpful (at least for losing weight). And now I have discovered another problem with exercise. Apparently, sometimes you can not trust the equipment. Today my son Pat and I were working out using exercise tubes and during … Continue reading It took 63 years but I finally broke my first bone(s)

Music Monday: Top Wedding Songs

I guess I need to check my old posts more often. Back in June of 2019, I wrote about the best songs for a funeral (I know, a little morbid), and I mentioned that I would follow-up with a post about the top wedding songs. But that's not what motivated me to write this post … Continue reading Music Monday: Top Wedding Songs