Category: Personal

Well, spring is upon us. The weeds are blossoming in the yard. The daffodils are showing their colors, and the winter has left behind quite a few branches on the ground as it helped to trim the various trees in my backyard. One of my favorite trees used to be the river birch. I loved the curly bark on the trees; however, now that I have a couple of them in my backyard, I’m not so excited about them. They…

The job will not save you, Jimmy. It won’t make you whole. It won’t fill yo ass up. It all ends. You need something outside of this, a LIFE. You know what that is? – It’s the shit that happens while you’re waiting for moments that never come. From: The Wire: Lester and McNulty talk about life Our Declaration of Independence states that one of our unalienable rights is the pursuit of happiness. It’s interesting, the choice of words, especially…

Back to Cubicleville. Actually, this layout looks more like a honeycomb hideout. If the spaces were aligned, we’d have hexagons! The floor is pretty empty now, but within the next few months is expected to have a few more bodies, perhaps, for our team, as many as 25. The coolest thing though … we are on the 13th floor! 🙂 I’ve enjoyed working from home for the last 2 years. Some people say that they wouldn’t like that, too lonely…

You have no choice. Even if you tell me that you’re going to quit, you’ll have to do this until you quit. ~”Jim” A few months ago we had a shake-up in our department, which is nothing unusual at this company. They replaced a couple levels of management in an, as usual, failed attempt to make things run “better” – in other words, do more with less. The first thing that this new management did was basically decimate our department…

Well, here it is, birthday number 52. It’s a wonderfully warm day in Charlotte, quite in contrast to what it was last week, when we had about 8 inches of snow on the ground! This particular birthday is not necessarily a milestone, like 50, or something. I’ve learned so much in my life and wouldn’t trade any of my experiences at all. As far as I’m concerned, I have a perfect life, just as it should be, complete with challenges…

Tony’s home for the holidays. This year, he’s in California. Next year, who knows … not even him. He’s been staying with his mom because he has full use of her vehicle, and her’s is newer than mine. 🙂 I’ve seen him 3 days in a row, now. He appears randomly. I never know when he will show up. I’d been putting off raking leaves, hoping that some good samaritan would happen buy and do it for me. Guess what…

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