In the flow chart of my life, my sock drawer occupies the lower right corner in a rectangle with the heading “Unimportant” and connected by an arrow to a diamond labeled “Do Not Worry About.” Apparently I’m in the minority. (I know this because I read it on the Internet.) Organization manuals devote chapters to… Continue reading Put A Sock In It
With a fishing rod in one hand, I scrutinized the leech container and pep talked myself. “I can do this,” I encouraged. “I’ve got this,” I continued. “Just go for it,” I added. My confidence dwindled and . . . I didn’t do it. I didn’t get it. And I didn’t go for it.… Continue reading Are Nightcrawlers And Leeches Like Apples And Oranges?
It all started with when to light the grill- Wednesday or Saturday? The Fourth of July falls on July 4th, which is a Wednesday. My expectations of grilling favorite unhealthy fare followed by a local fireworks display dashed upon reading the city’s upcoming events. Our fireworks display explodes on Saturday, July 7th. This isn’t the… Continue reading Celebrating The Fourth Of July . . . No, I Mean The Seventh Of July . . . Or Is It Independence Day?
After reviewing my Machu Picchu and Galapagos Island South American vacation posts on Facebook I realized that I left out a few details. Facebook Friends (and whomever or whatever gathers my data in sketchy manners) would surmise that hiking to the Sun Gate, snorkeling with sea turtles, cruising the islands, and sampling exotic cuisine comprised… Continue reading Don’t Take Me At Facebook Value
Lore, the ancient method of preserving knowledge through oral transfer from generation to generation, has its critics – and I’m one of them. Recently, an alert reader dispelled the popular belief of slothful spuds. Through careful observational research of local tubers, I’ve gathered empirical evidence to support the hypothesis “All taters are not lazy” put… Continue reading The Nonsense Chronicles: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Lore