Back in late May, I decided to set up my own cloud for the purpose of archiving all the photos we’ve taken, the music I’ve made, and all the stories I’ve written, as well as to make daily backups of both our computers that would serve to restore them from bare metal, in case ofContinue reading “Trust the gut!”
Category Archives: New
Back to the Zone
I have three distinct influences that often arise when I’m writing something new. Stephen King and his ability to make people and places so relatable that you think you’ve met them when you were in that place is certainly one of those influences. The late, great EC Comics, banned in the fifties is another, whenContinue reading “Back to the Zone”
And there goes that
In early June, I took a full-time job in a call center, knowing that my decades of experience in hardware/technology break/fix scenarios would serve me well providing support, and indeed it did. After a full month of training, I took live calls for issues with scanners and printers and had them fixed within minutes byContinue reading “And there goes that”
4th of July!
Well, looks like the beach isn’t an option today… Maybe we’ll just go out instead!
They say it’s your Birthday…
Here we are, on the eve of another Independence Day in 2022. It’s fair to call it the country’s birthday, as it celebrates our independence from British rule, allowing us to forge our own path as our own country. I wonder, though… how many more of these will we see? Yes, we’ve survived our ownContinue reading “They say it’s your Birthday…”
In The Works…
I’m cobbling together a collection of short stories, the best of the ones I wrote between 2016 and 2022, which includes the three I’ve done very recently. Why? No particular reason. I just thought it would be nice to put them all together between one set of covers and do a limited print run ofContinue reading “In The Works…”
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
With each new day, I find myself wondering if I’d woken in the Twilight Zone or bypassed that and gone right into the Outer Limits. When I retired in 2019, I’d set up a comfortable retirement, one that allowed us to maintain our lifestyle and enjoy life. Today, that’s become about as comfortable as tryingContinue reading “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?”
Back in the Saddle…
The very comfortable retirement I began in April of 2019 worked quite well for us, allowing us to maintain the same lifestyle as we had while I was working, and it was great. Until it wasn’t. We first got swept up in the COVID pandemic in 2020, the entire world upended by an enemy weContinue reading “Back in the Saddle…”
My wife and I went to see a concert this past weekend. Well, we, along with about 65 thousand others, all creeping along a two-lane road toward the parking lot of the NFL stadium in which the concert was held. I wonder how many boxes of Cuban cigars we all purchased for oil company executivesContinue reading “Funnyman”
Bash Free Zone
As I was growing up, it seemed you had to choose between two things, supporting one while bashing the other at every opportunity. It started with the “Beatles vs. Stones” (I was Beatles), and then migrated to “Star Trek vs. Star Wars” (I was a Trekkie) and, once I became interested in photography, we hadContinue reading “Bash Free Zone”