Category: Personal

To be sure, my niece, Kayla is NOT a foodie! In fact, she doesn’t stray very far away from her high-fat, high-sugar, high-salt fare. This is not a criticism, but merely a description of where her tastebuds are at this present time. Guatemalan food is pretty bland. It is not spicy at all and has pretty low salt content, etc. For example, our breakfasts were tortillas, black beans, plantain bananas, and yogurt and granola. Lunches and dinners were similar in…

So, as some of you know, I’ve been working with a teacher, Vidal, who lives in Guatemala. Over the four years that we’ve been working together, he’s become my very good friend, like a brother, actually. Naturally, when I go to Guatemala, I want to see him, hang out with him. And, so it was on Saturday, July 1st. We decided to meet, the 3 of us: Vidal, Kayla, and myself. We met near the market and headed for a…

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…

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