I’ll Never Complain about My Job, or My Life, Again

I just finished reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, and to sum it up in one word, wow. Many people may have read The Jungle in high school; it seems to be a popular choice on school reading lists. Somehow, I got out of school without ever having read it. But I'm glad I read … Continue reading I’ll Never Complain about My Job, or My Life, Again

Another Winning Ad: Instacart and Aliens

I know I'm an outlier on this one. I like commercials. I consider them to be like the tweets of the video world, short, sweet (usually), and to the point. I've featured many of my favorite commercials over the years on my blog, and I'm always on the lookout for a new one to feature. … Continue reading Another Winning Ad: Instacart and Aliens

Now That Was a Beautiful Way to Celebrate a Life

Today, my son and I went to the funeral for the mother of a good friend of ours. The church service was beautiful, highlighted at the end by having all of the grandchildren (17, as I recall) place a flower at the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary while the singer sang Ave Maria (the … Continue reading Now That Was a Beautiful Way to Celebrate a Life

A Great Weekend, Made Even Better by the Kindness of Strangers

We spent the weekend visiting out oldest son in Cleveland and we had a great time. We got to explore the city, including a walking tour of a closed subway tunnel and a free trolley ride around town. We also had some great meals along the way. But what made the weekend even better was … Continue reading A Great Weekend, Made Even Better by the Kindness of Strangers

Another Exciting Friday Night at the Borden House

Some people may wonder what the King is doing tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhKF6WVjy3o But not many people wonder what the Borden family does on a Friday night. Well here's a glimpse, and you'll see why. After pizza at my Aunt's house where we watch Action News, ABC World News Tonight, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune, we head … Continue reading Another Exciting Friday Night at the Borden House

Reading at the Dinner Table

This is the 13th in a collection of newspaper ads written by Harry Gray, then CEO of United Technologies, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Here is the original ad. Tonight  at the dinner table, read something out loud to your family. Tomorrow night, let another member … Continue reading Reading at the Dinner Table

Thank you!

I think a perfect way to start my 30-day blogging challenge is to express my gratitude to those who have been such an important part of my life. The easiest way for me to do this will be in chronological order, so here goes! Thank you to my parents for their unconditional love and support and … Continue reading Thank you!