People Share What It Is Like to Say Goodbye to Social Media

This may be a first in five years of blogging every day. I'm sharing articles written by the same reporter, two days in a row. Yesterday, I shared a story written by Brittany Wong at HuffPost that explored the fear that people have of meeting new people, and how to manage such fear. Today, I … Continue reading People Share What It Is Like to Say Goodbye to Social Media

Is This All We Really Want from Life?

As I noted in last night's post about my venture into Instagram, I just finished a great book that offered a lot of insight into how Instagram got started and the impact it has had on society. The book highlighted several times how many of the users of Instagram are obsessed with the number of … Continue reading Is This All We Really Want from Life?

Simply Put, This Is Disgusting

I've written about gun control before, sometimes in response to a recent mass shooting, sometimes just to share my thoughts. Of all the hot-button issues we face as a nation, this is my number one. My wife and I have supported Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action through donations, protest marches, and phone calls. … Continue reading Simply Put, This Is Disgusting

Wonder What College Kids Do On a Friday Night These Days?

I fondly remember my Friday nights in college. There was no studying going on, and there was definitely no scrolling through social media. It often involved going to a party somewhere, and having a beer or two. Of course, this was all before Facebook came on the scene, and certainly there were no worries about … Continue reading Wonder What College Kids Do On a Friday Night These Days?

Say Hello to the Newest Member of the Borden Family

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how we had say goodbye to our 2003 Buick Rendezvous. Since that time, we have been looking for a replacement car. I wanted to follow the advice I learned (a little late), that you should never buy a new car, and you should not borrow to buy … Continue reading Say Hello to the Newest Member of the Borden Family

The Goal of This Post is Not to Get People to Read It

The goal is simply to keep my blogging streak alive. That's not always the case, but tonight it is. I looked through my usual sources for blog ideas, but nothing quite appealed to me. There was a story about a guy who uses physical discomfort—like ice baths—to improve mind and body. But I found it … Continue reading The Goal of This Post is Not to Get People to Read It

Congrats to This Year’s College Freshmen

It's been quite a year, for all of us. It's hard to think of anyone who has not been affected in some way by the global pandemic of COVID-19. From the elderly, to the health care workers, to the unemployed, to the families with young school age children, this past year has disrupted our lives. … Continue reading Congrats to This Year’s College Freshmen

Music Monday: An Early Tribute to St. Paddy’s Day

It's one of my favorite days of year; a chance to celebrate and reflect on my heritage. My mom was born in Ireland (County Leitrim) and my dad's mom was born in County Mayo. According to 23andMe, I am 100% northwestern European, with 97.7 percent of that being British/Irish. For all intents and purposes, I … Continue reading Music Monday: An Early Tribute to St. Paddy’s Day

America’s Funniest Home Videos? I Don’t Think So…

We had just finished watching ABC World News and America's Funniest Home Videos (AFV) came on the air right after. Now I'll admit I've watched this show a good bit over the years, but it struck me tonight that at the heart of many of the videos is somebody getting hurt. Almost every show has … Continue reading America’s Funniest Home Videos? I Don’t Think So…

Is This Something to Brag About?

I've been on a crossword puzzle kick lately, after my wife had bought me a book of such puzzles. The puzzles are relatively easy, and only take about 10-15 minutes to complete, at least how I define complete. I might solve 95% of a puzzle and realize there's no way I'll ever solve for the … Continue reading Is This Something to Brag About?