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 shuttle … 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