It is almost Halloween 2019 as I write this in the dark. For the third time in ten days we are tolerating another power shutdown here in the west. I’ve got to tell you this shit isn’t at all fun. When we lose power it isn’t only lights that go out. It is internet, heat, … Continue reading Living Without Electricity
As I get older, with fewer days ahead than behind, I find myself shaking my head more. Not long ago I wondered why old folks did that. Was it some nervous condition? Maybe. And it made me feel sorry for them. Little did I realize that they were feeling sorry for me. Now I look … Continue reading In My Day
When I write about funny things happening it helps me deal with the frustrations of life. It seems that the older I get the less I understand about this world. Oh sure, I could jump on the old geezer bus and be stubborn about my beliefs. Thing is, I honestly don't know what I believe … Continue reading Why I Write Humor
A few days ago PG&E shut off the power as part of the new fire safety program. The high winds in Northern California was the reason. Power went down around 8:30 pm and didn't come back on until 11:30 am the next day, or fifteen hours. When that happens we lose all of those wonderful … Continue reading Are power shut offs the new normal?
That Scary word Passion - Part 2 In my first post about finding one's passion I examined the difficulty that I was having when defining my passion. The original post was on the forum for the Humor Writing class that I was taking which was lead by Dave Fox. Dave is a professional travel and … Continue reading That Scary Word – Passion (part two)
Today's post by fellow blogger Beth, over at I Didn't Have My Glasses On, reminded me of a post I made a few years ago. At the time I was taking a humor writing course from Dave Fox, on Udemy.com and struggling to define my passion in life. This post is the first part of … Continue reading That Scary Word – Passion
Every morning when I wake up my computer I am greeted to the most amazing slides called NASA Spacescapes. My favorite of these are ones showing galaxies, especially the one known as Deep Field Image showing thousands of galaxies in one image taken by Hubble. The deepest visible/ultraviolet light image of the universe ever taken, … Continue reading Are we alone in the universe?
Sometimes, when the results of one activity become a road-block, it is time for a change of direction. With the great weather drawing me outside and a long list of projects to work on, I am reducing my blogging activity for the summer months. Honestly, it is nice to put effort into activities that give … Continue reading Advice for Struggling Bloggers/Authors
OK, it's time to stop dancing around the issue of whether to use The F-Word in writing or talking. I find the word an accurate expression of the intensity of feeling. With four years in the Navy and almost twenty years in construction, I am no stranger to adding spicy words to my communication. Still, … Continue reading F-Bombs? WTF?
For me, being present at the moment and engaged in living means the difference between observing and taking part. To be imbalanced either way is to miss out on something. If you are only observing, you are trying to enjoy life in a second-hand way. You are not part of what is going on. And … Continue reading Be Present in the Moment, Be Engaged