Steve Jobs famously said in his Stanford graduation speech: "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let … Continue reading Everything in My Life Has Led to This Moment
I would think when most people go to Google for help, they are searching for things like "Mexican restaurants near me", or "10-day weather forecast for New York", or "who's that really clever blogger that has blather in his blog name". But then there are whole subcultures out there using much narrower search queries, and … Continue reading What’s with People and Tires?
I'm starting to wonder if there is a master list somewhere of the phone numbers of all the famous people in the world, and once you become one of those famous people, somebody loads all of the other famous people's contact info on to your phone. For example, when a golfer wins a tournament, he … Continue reading How Do All These People Have Each Other’s Phone Numbers?
Last night, I was grateful for the opportunity to be part of a Zoom get-together of fellow bloggers. I only knew one of the bloggers beforehand, Ray Visotski, having had the chance to meet him for lunch last December when he happened to be in the Philadelphia area. Ray sent me an invite earlier in … Continue reading Thanks to Bud Light, Odd Man Out, Again
Today, my wife, son, and I went for about a two-hour car ride, never venturing more than five miles from our house. The purpose of the trip was for my wife to drop off schoolwork for her preschool students. A fellow teacher had put together a driving route, using Mapquest, that configured the best route … Continue reading Seeing Signs of Hope While Out for a Drive
We have been watching the wonderful PBS Ken Burns mini-series on Country Music, and it has been quite informative. Part of today's episode featured Patsy Cline, someone I knew very little about. However, I did learn that her hit song "Crazy", which was written by Willie Nelson, at one point was the most popular jukebox … Continue reading Music Monday: The Most Popular Jukebox Songs of All Time
This is my first attempt at writing a limerick, at least one that isn't crude. I'll thank the wonderful poet, Brad, for encouraging me to try some poetry on occasion; I think three-line haikus and five-line limericks are about as far as I'll wander into the world of poetry. I don't want to defile such … Continue reading A Limerick About Blogging (and Stats)
It's a question that at first glance, at least to me, has a simple answer. Cash, of course. Cash enables you to do anything you can do with the gift card, plus a whole lot more. A gift card, on the other hand, restricts your choices to just the gift associated with the card. By … Continue reading Gift Card vs. Cash – Which Would You Prefer?
The Wall Street Journal is at it again, sharing outrageous-looking and even more outrageously-priced clothing, with their readers. (at least in my opinion!) I will give the reporter, Jacob Gallagher, props, however, for linking the style recommendations to a timely topic - the increased use of videoconferencing for work and pleasure. Gallagher writes the following: … Continue reading Who Would Get Dressed Up Like This for a Basic Videoconference?!
I recently finished reading Pride and Prejudice, and I have to admit that while it was an enjoyable read, I much prefer reading a Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, or Lee Child mystery. After all, who can top Myron Bolitar or Harry Bosch or Jack Reacher? Anyway, for whatever reason, there was one brief section in … Continue reading You Call This After-Dinner Entertainment?