The Secret to Putting in Golf

Today was our annual Father's Day mini-golf outing. The weather was right up my alley - hot and humid. And it was one of my best rounds ever; it was the first time I had two holes-in-one in one round on this course. (And in a video chat with our sons later we discussed what … Continue reading The Secret to Putting in Golf

I Knew It Was Good, but I Didn’t Know It Was Also Good for You

It usually happens every summer. I get obsessed with watermelon, and it just kicked in again this past week. It is my favorite fruit, and it just seems to go hand in hand with summer, like Mungo Jerry. But little did I know how good it was for your health. Here are nine benefits of … Continue reading I Knew It Was Good, but I Didn’t Know It Was Also Good for You

“Additional Testing Revealed Giardia”

The headline comes from a part of a press release issued by NBC/Universal related to the network having to shut down production of the Ultimate Slip ’N Slide series after up to 40 crew members contracted giardia. Now some of you may know what giardia is, but I had never heard of such a condition. … Continue reading “Additional Testing Revealed Giardia”

Choose Your Own Adventure

I remember when our oldest son was around 10 years old how much he enjoyed the Choose Your Own adventures series of books. Here's a description from Wikipedia: Choose Your Own Adventure, or Secret Path Books is a series of children's gamebooks where each story is written from a second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of … Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure

Some Striking Financial Disparities Between Black and White Americans

CNN recently had a story that used four charts to show the financial disparity between Black and White Americans. I think this is worth sharing so that as many people as possible are aware of such disparities. Awareness of a problem is often the first step needed before working towards a solution. As they say, … Continue reading Some Striking Financial Disparities Between Black and White Americans

Oh My, How Our Spending Habits Have Changed. From Toilet Paper to Teeth Whitener

A year ago, people couldn't find toilet paper, hand sanitizer, or baking flour. Fast forward one year, and now people are having trouble finding deodorant, teeth whitener, and condoms. Welcome to the post-COVID-19 world of retail. As pandemic restrictions are being lifted around the U.S., people are looking to buy products that will help them … Continue reading Oh My, How Our Spending Habits Have Changed. From Toilet Paper to Teeth Whitener

Some Unusual Phobias

I could have put a number in my headline, like "23" or "17", but I wasn't in the mood for clickbait 🙂 I came a cross a link from Prevention Magazien the other day titled "29 Weird Phobias That Really Do Exist", but it was one of those articles that each of the phobias was … Continue reading Some Unusual Phobias

Kind of Cool, Kind of Scary

I have one of my British blogging colleagues, Clive, of the wonderful site Take It Easy, to thank for the idea for today's post. Clive had left a comment on my recent blog about Skittles by mentioning that he would stick to his wine gums and Fruit Pastilles. I replied by saying I had never … Continue reading Kind of Cool, Kind of Scary

I Guess This Was Bound to Happen

I thought I had hit pay dirt. A driving experience and a comment from a colleague this week each gave me an idea for a blog post. Since such ideas are usually in short supply, I was quite excited. The first came to me while I was out driving and I came to what I … Continue reading I Guess This Was Bound to Happen

Who Knew We Owned the World’s Most Expensive Carpet?

According to homeadviser.com, most homeowners pay $3.50 to $11 per square foot for carpet installation. This consists of carpet materials which average $2 to $7 per square foot (with a broad range of $1 to $20 per square foot), and labor, which adds $0.50 to $1 per square foot. But the Bordens aren't most homeowners. … Continue reading Who Knew We Owned the World’s Most Expensive Carpet?