How I long for the days when there were only a few candles on my birthday cake. Blowing them out was easy and confidence building. Now that I've turned 71 it's a different matter entirely. Candles on my birthday cake are downright hazardous. Instead of symbols of joy and promise those nasty candles are now … Continue reading Birthdays Can Be Hazardous
What kind of bullshit is this? After fifty plus years of driving here in California, no accidents and no tickets, I have to take a written test to get my license renewed. Shit-the-bed, I should get the damned thing for free and a gift card for long-term participation. Here’s a sobering thought. I have … Continue reading Driver’s License Test? At 70? WTF?
"Trump inspired army of forest raking fanatics clashes with overworked pellet pluckers, crippling the wood pellet industry." With winter weather showing signs of staying with us well into April I called around to local wood pellet suppliers for a dozen or so bags of pellet fuel for my stove. You can imagine my shock to … Continue reading Wood Pellet Shortage Explained
Being the high-tech trendsetter I am, I joined the rest of the world and bought my first smart-phone last week. I know, I know, impressive, huh? I’m not sure why I bought it, considering I spend almost all my time at home and hardly ever answer our home phone when it rings on those rare … Continue reading Smart Phone, Stupid Me
Maybe it’s time for a new perspective on blogging. I mean, why not? The one I’m using now isn’t working for shit. Staring at the dancing flames in the pellet stove while sipping my morning coffee I had a “brain-fart.” Nothing new. Afterall, this is a morning activity that ranks right up there with that other … Continue reading How to Increase My Blog Traffic
Why is it that so many people love to travel? They talk about "getting away from it all," as though their everyday life is something to escape from. For me, that "getting away from it all" means getting away from a comfortable home, quiet surroundings, and a decent night's sleep. Why in hell would I … Continue reading A Hard Night’s Night