I was reading one of my favorite blogs earlier today - Nashville Noise - and there was a story about singer-songwriter Will Payne Harrison. According to a previous story about Harrison in Nashville Noise, he’s "got a diverse musical background that includes traditional cajun music, Louisiana blues, New Orleans brass bands, “swamp pop” and Zydeco. … Continue reading Music Monday: A Tribute to Songs About Caroline (with no link to a video of Sweet Caroline!)
Becuase. jsut. ot. estiatme. The above typos are examples of how the timing of my typing is off ever so slightly. And I did not pick those words at random. I would guess that I type the words becuase because and jsut just incorrectly 95% of the time. In fact, while I was just typing … Continue reading What’s Wrong With My Fingers?
As part of my University's plan for re-opening this semester, all students, faculty, and staff are required to be tested for COVID-19 before the start of the semester. The cost of the test is generously paid for by the University. I ordered my testing kit online on Thursday, July 30, and it arrived at my … Continue reading Sometimes, It’s Good to be Negative
I have no idea how I've gotten to my age without ever having read Of Mice and Men. But today I put an end that gap in my literary education, and so far, so good. The beginning of the book features an essay on Steinbeck by Susan Shillinglaw, who at the time was a professor … Continue reading John Steinbeck Knew What It Took for the World to be a Kinder, Gentler Place
Well as it turns out, the eulogy for my beloved 2006 Matrix was a bit premature. For those of you who did not read my post from yesterday - a quick recap. I had brought my Matrix in for inspection last Friday. What I thought was going to be a relatively minor set of repairs, … Continue reading Welcome Back, Old Friend!
Back in 2014, we bought a used 2006 Toyota Matrix with 130,000 miles on it for $6,000. Along with a Toyota Camry station wagon we bought in the mid-80s, it's been the best car we've ever had. The Matrix currently has over 220,000 miles on it, and over the six years we have owned it, … Continue reading Goodbye, Old Friend
Imagine my excitement when I saw an email in my Inbox from Dan Pink. Dan's biweekly Pinkcast has been a great source of material for my blogs. I used to look forward to those Tuesdays when his Pinkcast newsletter would arrive because the odds were quite high that I would have something to write about … Continue reading What’s Your Regret? Dan Pink Would Like to Know…
With apologies to Sam Cooke, Cat Stevens, and Jimmy Buffett... Another Saturday night And I ain't got a blog post I got some ideas but none of them good Now, how I wished I'd written it sooner I'm in an awful way I started blogging years ago I've written lots of posts since then If … Continue reading Another Saturday Night – a Blogger’s Version
It's always guaranteed to make me laugh and to shake my head in disbelief - men's fashion tips from the Wall Street Journal. It's a combination of two things - the outrageous outfits themselves, and the outrageous prices that go with them. I've written about these WSJ fashion articles before, in fact, this is my … Continue reading It’s Time for Some of Those Good Old Fashion Tips from the Wall Street Journal
Last week in a post I shared a statistic that close to 75% of participants in a survey believe handshakes are now a relic of the past. I also stated that I would hate to see the handshake go away, and at least a couple people agreed. Brad from commonsensiblyspeaking, commented: "I know that the … Continue reading Despite Its Long History and Popularity, Is a Handshake a Thing of the Past?