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…
I’VE PASSED CAL RIPKEN!!
I first mentioned Cal Ripken back in a post on August 2, 2015, when I noted that he was my favorite baseball player of all time. My next mention of Cal was on December 31, 2015. That date represented one year of blogging, 365 straight days. In that post, I wrote the following: Now that … Continue reading I’VE PASSED CAL RIPKEN!!
Music Monday: Springsteen Dissects Thunder Road
It’s my favorite song of all time, and it’s been my favorite song for over 40 years now. I recently came across this video of Bruce offering his insight into how the song came to be and what it means. It’s a wonderful look at the creative process of one of the all-time greats. It‘s … Continue reading Music Monday: Springsteen Dissects Thunder Road
The Evolution of Health Advice Over the Years
Jane Brody, who has written the Personal Health column in the New York Times since 1976, is retiring. I've always thought it seemed like one of the ultimate jobs in journalism. Jane, who is in her 80s, has been involved with reporting on health for over 58 years. For her last column this week, she … Continue reading The Evolution of Health Advice Over the Years
Choose Your Own Adventure: Volume 2
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 the … Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure: Volume 2
I Want This Technology for My Blog
I was scrolling through my phone this morning and I came across this short story about Twitter and its stock performance yesterday (Thursday): Shares of Twitter Inc. slid 5.56% to $34.48 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index falling 2.44% to 4,477.44 … Continue reading I Want This Technology for My Blog
Windsor Horne Lockwood III: If His Name Is Not Pretentious Enough, Perhaps His Vocabulary Is
If you are a fan of Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar series, you will recognize the name Windsor Horne Lockwood III, affectionately known as Win. Here is how Win is described in the series, courtesy of Wikipedia: Win's hair is described as blond, perfect length, parted on the right side. His features are classical patrician, almost … Continue reading Windsor Horne Lockwood III: If His Name Is Not Pretentious Enough, Perhaps His Vocabulary Is
Thank You Notes: Just Do It
Are you a perfectionist when it comes to trying to craft the perfect thank you note? If so, Dan Ariely has some solid advice for you in the email exchange below. Dear Dan, I know I should probably write thank-you notes for the holiday gifts I received, but I’m bad at composing them. I end … Continue reading Thank You Notes: Just Do It
Where’s My Joie de vivre?
Joie de vivre is a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life, an exultation of spirit. It "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life, a Weltanschauung. Robert's Dictionnaire says "joie" … Continue reading Where’s My Joie de vivre?
Jerry Seinfeld on How to Get a Little Bit Better Every Day
In my opinion, Jerry Seinfeld is one of the greatest comedians of the past 50 years. And while I enjoy his sense of humor, I also like the commitment he seems to show to his craft and his willingness to try new outlets for his work. In these ways, he reminds me a lot of … Continue reading Jerry Seinfeld on How to Get a Little Bit Better Every Day