At Least My Right Elbow Was Fine

I don't know what's more fun; getting old, or whining about getting old. Within the first 30 seconds of my walk today, my right ankle, my right knee, and my left hip were all feeling a little bit less than ideal. I hoped they would start to feel better as I eased into my walk, … Continue reading At Least My Right Elbow Was Fine

Music Monday: 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

My son and I just finished watching the first episode of a relatively new series on Apple TV: 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything. Here's a brief description of the eight-part series: An immersive, deep-dive rich with archival footage and interviews, “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything,” will show how the musical icons … Continue reading Music Monday: 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

Everyone Has the Right to Sweat Profusely

Many of us love the feeling of a good workout. Sweat is often a by-product of such a workout, followed by a shower, slapping on some deodorant, getting dressed, and then continuing on with our day. Most of us likely take all the above for granted, but for some, such activities can be a real … Continue reading Everyone Has the Right to Sweat Profusely

Sorry, But This Post May Make One in Three of You Feel Ill

A recent survey by The Institution of Engineering and Technology in London found that 48 percent of parents with kids between the ages of five and 13 years old don’t know what “STEM” stands for. So it's not surprising that one in three of these parents admit that the very thought of having to answer … Continue reading Sorry, But This Post May Make One in Three of You Feel Ill

I Think the Hairstylist Was Trying to Tell Me Something

I went for my quarterly haircut today to one of those national chains, the same one I've used for several years now. I never ask for a specific stylist, whoever is available is fine with me. And today was my first time to have my haircut by this particular woman. I should have had an … Continue reading I Think the Hairstylist Was Trying to Tell Me Something

How a Visit to an Apple Genius Bar Led to Better Eating Habits

A few months ago my beloved MacBook Air, circa 2012, started acting up. It finally got to the point where I couldn't use it for more than about 30 minutes before it would conk out. When I tried to reboot it, the screen was a very ominous-looking gray background with an icon of a folder … Continue reading How a Visit to an Apple Genius Bar Led to Better Eating Habits

Art Imitating Life, and Life Imitating Art…

A few months ago, I wrote a post about my new favorite TV show, Ted Lasso, giving some background on the show and my enthusiasm for it. Apparently, I am not alone in my opinion about the show. Jason Sudeikis, who plays Ted Lasso, has already won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award … Continue reading Art Imitating Life, and Life Imitating Art…

One More Reason to Love the Nextdoor App

This is at least my sixth post that mentions the wonderful Nextdoor app, and this one may be the best of them all. If you are not familiar with this app/website, Nextdoor is a hyperlocal Facebook/Craigslist/community type bulletin board, where neighbors can ask around for babysitting services, advice on choosing a plumber, or making an … Continue reading One More Reason to Love the Nextdoor App

Music Monday: Some Traditional Irish Music

I guess the two books I've recently read, The Gates of Fire and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, put me in a bit of a rebellious mood. So my first thought tonight was to share some Irish Rebel Music, but while searching YouTube, I came across an Irish traditional song which is a bit … Continue reading Music Monday: Some Traditional Irish Music

It’s Not the Four-Hour Workweek, But It’s Getting Closer

Over 14 years ago, Tim Ferriss came out with a breakthrough book titled The 4-Hour Workweek. The book was on the bestseller list for four years. And why not? Who wouldn't find a four-hour workweek appealing? While I have not heard of anyone successfully living a four-hour workweek, including Ferris, trials of a four-day week … Continue reading It’s Not the Four-Hour Workweek, But It’s Getting Closer