Six, 6-word stories

It's been a few months since my last attempt at a few six-word stories, so I thought I'd give it another shot. I figure that once I have 100 of them, I can market all the stories as a collection of "some of the worst writing found on the internet". Here we go: Warm classroom. … Continue reading Six, 6-word stories

I’m Dreaming of a $700,007 Aston Martin from Neiman Marcus

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Neiman Marcus has come out with its 2019 Christmas Book, full of outrageously expensive gifts. This is the first year that every gift is under one million dollars. So if you're ever going to buy something from this catalog, this may be the year. Here are my … Continue reading I’m Dreaming of a $700,007 Aston Martin from Neiman Marcus

Wowed Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2019

For the past several years, I have had my freshmen business students create vision boards, and then in three to four minutes, present his or her vision board to the class. The whole process takes three days of class time, but it is well worth it. All I can say after having watched the presentations … Continue reading Wowed Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2019

When Is an Expiration Date Not an Expiration Date? When It’s Your Passport.

Is my family the only one who didn't know about this? We are getting ready to travel to Singapore, and one of the first things we did was to check our passports. The earliest expiration date showing on the three passports was August of 2020. Since we would be returning sometime in March of 2020, … Continue reading When Is an Expiration Date Not an Expiration Date? When It’s Your Passport.

My Wife and I Went to the Beach Today and Did Something We’ve Never Done Before

Don't judge us until you've tried it. We have visited Ocean City every summer since our first child was born, 37 years ago. And some summers we've made multiple trips to OC. And on every one of those trips we have always had Mack and Manco pizza (now Manco and Manco). It is the best … Continue reading My Wife and I Went to the Beach Today and Did Something We’ve Never Done Before

Music Monday: the Irish Traditional Music Session

If you're looking for some great music, you've come to the right spot. I'm following up on last week's Music Monday where I noted I needed to get more in touch with my Irish roots and start learning more about Irish music. Last week's post featured the great Irish folk music group, The High Kings. … Continue reading Music Monday: the Irish Traditional Music Session

A Wonderful Weekend Visit to The Land

This was our second visit to Cleveland, where our oldest son lives. I previously wrote about our first visit, where we discovered how nice all the people seemed to be. On this visit, we discovered how many wonderful things there are to do and see in "The Land". We arrived on Friday and had a … Continue reading A Wonderful Weekend Visit to The Land

Two Roads Diverged on the Way to Cleveland, and I…

I took the one... with no tolls. Google Maps is my favorite app on my phone; it amazes me every time I use it. One of the features I like is the ability in the settings to select "Avoid tolls". Now sometimes, it's worth paying the toll. For example, from our house to Ocean City, … Continue reading Two Roads Diverged on the Way to Cleveland, and I…

A Tank Full of Gas, a World Full of Possibilities

It's one of life's more mundane tasks, stopping at the gas station and filling up our gas tanks. But many times, and today was one of those times, when I complete the task I get back in the car, feeling full myself, full of optimism and excitement. I start to think of all the places … Continue reading A Tank Full of Gas, a World Full of Possibilities

Where Does Stop Not Mean Stop? In Pennsylvania, Apparently.

As I've gotten older, crankier, and hopefully a bit wiser, these stop signs have gotten more and more annoying. Imagine coming to an intersection where you want to make a left turn, and you have a stop sign. There is a car coming in the opposite direction, and you notice that they also have a … Continue reading Where Does Stop Not Mean Stop? In Pennsylvania, Apparently.