Last night’s movie was Pumping Iron, the old Arnold Schwartzenegger bodybuilding movie filmed while he was winning his 6th … Continue reading
Back at the end of January, I was interviewed by Self Storage Finders as part of their relocation series. If you are interested in learning a little about what it’s like here in the desert, check it out on the Self Storage Finders blog.
Where were you thirty years ago today? That’s the day the space … Continue reading
Once upon a time, I was a young man in college spending summers in Kansas City where my parents moved. During my first summer there, I wandered into a nearby game store and met a guy who became my good friend until he passed away from cancer about a decade … Continue reading
Last time, I talked a little about how my family had been involved with scouting and Camp Long Lake for nearly three quarters of a century. (You can find that installment here.) I’d like to continue with that discussion today.
The Bluegills, the Bream, and the Shiny Stones
The story I posted yesterday made File 770, so traffic to the site has picked up some. I do hope people are enjoying the story and remember that it was written just after George R. R. Martin first chimed in on the … Continue reading
I’ve been goofing around with Myers-Briggs personality types lately. I test consistently as INTP, which explains a lot, actually. One of the characteristics of INTP is zealously getting into an idea. Until we get bored with it, which doesn’t always take long. It neatly explains why I’m interested … Continue reading
Here is some stream of consciousness about turning fifty, without editing or correction of typos, of which I am sure there will be plenty.
This morning, I woke up to discover that I have lived half a century. Having been all the ages younger than fifty, I know what … Continue reading
When you live in the heart of Arizona like I do, temperatures under 100 degrees Fahrenheit are nothing to sneeze at. Except they are. When the mercury finaly breaks in the fall, it’s a welcome relief to both your body and your check book. Winter, well, we had 10 days … Continue reading
Math is Too Hard, Dammit!
Apparently, the state of Arizona is headed toward a mathematically illiterate society. We expect too much from from our children, at least, that’s what I gather from this letter to the editor that appeared on the opinions page of today’s Arizona Republic. … Continue reading