Category: Personal

This is Gordon. Gordon and I have been very good, if not best friends since we met in high school in Akron, Ohio. In fact, after I got a job in Dallas, Texas, he moved to Dallas and we were roommates for a while. We had a great time and love to reminisce about our high school days and our time as roommates in Dallas. Gordon still lives in Dallas and we only get to see each other every few…

Recently, my iMac has been acting a bit flakily the last year, or so. Some weeks it would work just fine. Zero problems. Other times it would lock up and become unresponsive after I clicked on an app. Sometimes, it happened daily. A reboot always seemed to change its attitude and I continued on, happily. The past couple of weeks, though, I’ve had to restore from my Time Machine backups to be able to log back in. Unfortunately, that takes…

One of the favorite words, it seems, in the work world, at least my work world, is “repurpose”. In other words, change the use of something into something else. It’s just one of those buzzwords that I hear, like level-set, that I translate into something useful for my brain and move on. 🙂 During the warmer weather, I like to cook outside. I have a well-used Master Forge grill that I bought from Home Depot some 5 years ago. I…

Today is my birthday, once again. Now, I’m officially eligible for some senior discounts. Perhaps I’ll have to start eating my dinner at 4:00 PM with the rest of the crowd of a certain age. 🙂 Each year at this time, I stop to think about what I’ve done, what I want to do, and also things that I fear doing, for whatever reason. I try to cross one of the fear-based things off of my list. I’m still thinking…

The featured image rather reminds me of the value and usefulness of American Airlines, so called, AAdvantage miles. Notice the two flat tires and a missing seat! Allow me to explain: In preparing for my trip to Cuba, I have to figure out a way to get from Charlotte to Miami and back. No problem whatsoever. Charlotte is an American Airlines hub. Lots of daily, direct flights. Piece of cake. I start looking at flights and see that they can…

So, I drove from Manchester, England to Heathrow Airport, some 200 miles – no issues, using Google Maps on my phone to get directions. I call the voice, Chatty Cathy, or just Cathy, for short. Cathy had been giving me good directions, though sometimes she can be a little vague in her directions if you’re only listening and not looking at the map. I didn’t bring my phone holder, so I couldn’t see the map. Her idea of “slight left”…

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