Into the Great Unknown

Retirement always has been some sort of faraway concept to me, a fuzzy dream that may or may not contain beaches, golf, exotic vacations, lounging around in various stages of undress with your still-hot, always smiling spouse, and lots of time to volunteer, to read and to work on projects that you never really found… Continue reading Into the Great Unknown

What’s Up with This? This is a cheap post, I'll admit. No revelations, no rants, no dug-up family memories in this one. Sometimes, you just discover things on the internet that you have to share. I'd never seen the Saturday Night Live sketch "What Up With That?" until recently. I long ago stopped watching SNL live because, you… Continue reading What’s Up with This?

On Jekyll

A few weeks ago, for the first time in my 22 years living in Georgia -- I have been here now longer, by a good bit, than I've been anywhere, and have stayed in this house on this cul de sac in Alpharetta longer than in any single place, including the big red house in… Continue reading On Jekyll

The Biggest of Dreams

It was almost 11 o'clock at night in Willow Grove, Delaware, when Neil Armstrong, in glorious black and white right there on the little TV in my parents' bedroom, made his way down the ladder of some spider-looking contraption and stepped onto the moon for all our world to see. That was 50 years ago… Continue reading The Biggest of Dreams

2020 is Coming!

At some point -- I guess it's this point -- I'm going to have to start in on the 2020 election. I'm going to have to make a little tag for the posts I'll write (as I did for the 2016 election), and then I'm going to work myself into a froth and have to… Continue reading 2020 is Coming!

A New Look, an Old Hook

A few weeks ago, JDB earned a new paint job. The site is more than four years old now, and even if it's not exactly well-worn -- even if, thankyouverymuch, the posts are sometimes as sporadic as the author is spastic -- it probably needs a new look. The blogging platform that I use, WordPress,… Continue reading A New Look, an Old Hook