Music Monday: I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

For those of you who were excited to read this post because you thought it was about a classic Beatles song, I am sorry to disappoint you. For those of you who were wondering: "what friends could I possibly have", I'd be wondering the same thing. And for the remaining 98% of you who are … Continue reading Music Monday: I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

Better Late Than Never: Dan Pink’s Five Tips for Traveling Abroad

As I was writing the headline for this post, my first thought was - some readers would probably prefer the Never versus the Late. But for me, I've got some catching up to do with Mr. Pink's Pinkcasts, so here we go. Let's cut right to the chase; here are the five tips, followed by … Continue reading Better Late Than Never: Dan Pink’s Five Tips for Traveling Abroad

Retiring to the Big City?

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about how a small group of retirement-age Americans are rejecting traditional ideas about retirement in favor of growing old in major urban metropolises. While many people think of big cities as having crowded, dirty streets and crammed subway cars, many retirees are finding that these big cities … Continue reading Retiring to the Big City?

Thank You, Again…

As I noted in yesterday's post, now that I have hit my goal of surpassing Cal Ripken's consecutive streak, I plan to start sharing some of my older posts. Since there's no time like the present, I thought I would start doing so today, by sharing my very first post. I was motivated to begin … Continue reading Thank You, Again…

Music Monday: The Head and the Heart

Another shoutout to Shazam for helping me find this new band (for me). While I was out one day I heard a song playing, and thanks to the magic of Shazam, I discovered that the song was Lost in My Mind, by the band The Head and the Heart. I had never heard of them, … Continue reading Music Monday: The Head and the Heart

Road Trip!

It's an American tradition. Piling into the car and setting off an adventure. When I graduated college, two friends and I took a road trip from Pennsylvania to Vail to visit another one of our friends. It was a great trip. The day we arrived, our friend in Vail quit his job so he could … Continue reading Road Trip!

Some New Year’s Eve Traditions from Around the World

A quick look at some different traditions around the world for New Year's Eve: SCARECROW BURNING (ECUADOR) - Over in Ecuador, many citizens set fire to scarecrows filled with paper at midnight on New Year's Eve, as well as burning any old photographs that represent bad memories. According to age-old tradition, it's thought doing so … Continue reading Some New Year’s Eve Traditions from Around the World

How Am I Supposed to Remember What I Wrote Nearly Seven Years Ago?

A few days ago I wrote a post about procrastination, and the wonderfully funny and irreverent blogger Tippy Gnu left a comment that mentioned the word precognition.  I thought to myself that precognition would be a pretty cool superpower to have, and so that led me to think about what would be my top choice … Continue reading How Am I Supposed to Remember What I Wrote Nearly Seven Years Ago?

Discovering the Village of Pewaukee. WI

This past Monday morning while I was busy catching up on the next episode of The Beverly Hillbillies, my phone rang and I glanced down to see whom it might be. The caller ID simply said Village of Pewaukee. Since I had never heard of such a place, let alone know anyone from there, I … Continue reading Discovering the Village of Pewaukee. WI

How To Buy a House With Just One Red Paperclip

This story is 16 years old, but I just learned about it tonight while trying to think of something to write for my blog. I was feeling good because I received an email that announced Dan Pink had released his newest Pinkcast this week. If it was anything like his previous videos, the odds were … Continue reading How To Buy a House With Just One Red Paperclip