Bye Bye, Candles and Vases

I finally got around to some Spring Cleaning this week that was obviously long overdue. One of the things that stood out to me while cleaning out one of our corner cabinets is how many candles and flower vases we have accumulated over the years. We have not burned a candle in our house in … Continue reading Bye Bye, Candles and Vases

A Different Kind of 4th of July

It was a bit quieter in our neck of the woods today for the 4th of July compared to prior years. No parade, no picnic and entertainment at the local park, and no fireworks. Fortunately, some of the neighbors on our street organized an informal get together, and so it was nice to be outside … Continue reading A Different Kind of 4th of July

The Sweet Sounds of Summer

There are lots of sounds associated with summer. Waves crashing. Seagulls. Fireworks. The ice cream truck. Early morning birds. Thunderstorms. The crack of the bat and the smack of the ball hitting the catcher's mitt. There's even a song of the summer each year. But I think my favorite sound, and one I just heard … Continue reading The Sweet Sounds of Summer

Bucky the Bookkeeper Is Now Worth a Lot of Bucks…

His colleagues called him Bucky the Bookkeeper. His company was on the brink of bankruptcy multiple times. His credit card was declined while trying to rent a car in 1974. Six years later, he was worth $178 million. Today, he is worth $37 billion. Do you know who this person is, or what company he … Continue reading Bucky the Bookkeeper Is Now Worth a Lot of Bucks…

This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

Growing up as a teenager in the early to mid-70s, one of my favorite times of the week was Saturday afternoon. That was when ABC aired the finals of that week's PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) tour, followed by the iconic Wide World of Sports. It was three hours of pure joy. I was into bowling … Continue reading This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

2001: A WordPress Odyssey

This blog started on January 1, 2015, with the simple goal of trying to blog for 31 straight days. I remember how challenging it was to come up with something to write about during those 31 days. When I successfully made it to 31 days, I thought I would try for 100 straight days of … Continue reading 2001: A WordPress Odyssey

The Tradition Continues

I don’t know how long we’ve been doing it, but it’s been a Father’s Day tradition for perhaps 20 years. No one in the Borden family is a golfer, but we all enjoy miniature golf. Well, at least I do, and they humor me. So every year for Father’s Day we go out for a … Continue reading The Tradition Continues

Happy First Day of Summer (well at least for half the world…)

To all those residing in the Northern Hemisphere - happy first day of summer. For those of you in the Southern Hemsisphere, don’t worry, it’s only six months away... When I think of summer, I think of family, friends, no school, vacations, beaches, warm nights, and cold beer. I also think of the classic song, … Continue reading Happy First Day of Summer (well at least for half the world…)

Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

It’s one of the greatest moments in sports history. North Carolina had just tied the game at 74, with 4.7 seconds left. Villanova called a timeout. And this video picks it up from there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAepPm6nStQ As I watched the replay earlier this week, one of my first thoughts was how different this would have been … Continue reading Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

New Marshmallow Test Looks at Cooperation

By now, many of us, if not most of us, have heard of the marshmallow experiment. Here is a brief summary from an earlier post I wrote about it: You may be familiar with the famous Stanford Marshmallow Experiment, which was a series of studies on delayed gratification in the late 1960s and early 1970s led by … Continue reading New Marshmallow Test Looks at Cooperation