So as it seems to happen with my always beloved but oft beset Olympics, I had real concerns going into watching the recent Winter Games – political and pandemical ones this time. Almost before the Olympic Flame went out at their close, I was proved right on the political front (my heart goes out to […]

Happy New Year, everybody! Oh wait – Guess the year’s not quite “new” anymore. And it hasn’t been altogether “happy” either (I swear, if I never hear the word “variant” again, it’ll still be too soon…).  But hey – I’m gonna lob one more hearty “Happy 2022” out there, anyhow, just for good measure! A […]

Happy 2022, all!  Have to own I’m getting distracted from this post by a pretty rare phenomenon occurring outside –  It’s raining. Yup! Song lyrics aside, it does rain in Southern California (a little…) to make lawns lush, freeways flooded, and drivers dumb. While still taking a raincheck on any trips these days, I’m content […]

Holiday greetings! Here’s my wrap-up of the year (such as it was…) offered in my traditional “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” style! Fasten your sleigh-belts! Well friends, once again it’s that rapturous time, When I recap my year in the form of a rhyme! In times past, I’ve shared stories of each trip and outing; […]

*What with baseball’s wrapping up and hockey’s heating up, feels like the season to put this post from the spring of 2014 (with a few updates) back in the line-up! The Red Sox won the World Series that previous fall – and right at the time, the LA Kings were en route to winning their […]

So September 6th was “National Read a Book Day” in the US! And I decided to mark the occasion with a tour through the many and crowded shelves that line my little apartment. Beyond discovering how badly I also need “Dust a Book Day”, there were other surprises – not just in the texts, but in […]

Howdy! Since I’m still not doing the travel thing just now, I’ve been contenting myself with watching videos of trips past – and I came across this grainy tableau (sorry – more graininess to follow…): Basically, that’s me and a guy. There’s Mum’s shoulder on the right. And Dad’s behind the camera, capturing what looks […]

Olympic sized greetings to you! Here in the midst of the Tokyo Olympic fortnight, thought I’d repost an early blogging effort (with some tweaks and new content) published on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics back in 2014! When I wrote about my worries for those Games that “everyone on this big international stage […]

So who’s heading out for a summer getaway?! Maybe some folks took off last year without missing a beat for their customary cottage, cabin or camping spot as protocol allowed. But others may only now be taking the pin out of their 2020 summertime plans. I’ve stayed pretty close to home so far – but […]

Well, well, well! Check out the milestone eight years in the making – my 100th post! I try to avoid doing the math anymore for stuff like my birthdays – but this is a number I’m happy to celebrate! Hard to believe it was so long ago that I decided to give the blogging thing […]