Category: Personal

Well, as you know, I try a number of things. Why not, life is short. So, now I need to find another guitar teacher in due course. I want/need something physical, though. I don’t remember when I first saw Tai Chi, but when I saw it, I thought that it might be for me. It looked peaceful. On Tuesday, I visited The Peaceful Dragon in Charlotte, NC. I had looked at it just before I went to Charleston. While I…

If you’ve ever looked at the insert on an album or perhaps the acknowledgements in a book, you’ll see that the artists always thank a multitude of people. I’d always taken that for granted … sure, there were people in the background. Today, Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 is my last day with SAIC. As I go to close this chapter of the book that is my life, I want to say thanks to a lot of people who I’ve met…

Though I did not brave the icy streets in my car, like my friend Earl did on his Winter Tour; I don’t have a four-wheel drive. I did go for a walk this morning with Hobbs, of course. The temperature was about 15° F, but the sun was shining brightly. I did have fun watching Hobbs slip and slide on the ice. I saw him take several nose-first dives to the ice. He’s short, so not to far to go…

In his post, I can dream, can’t I?, Paul Maxim was lamenting the cold weather and subsequent photos posted on various blogs of cold, snowy places. He posted a beautiful shot of Middleton Place, one of the tourist areas in the Charleston area. A place that I’ve never been. So, I just thought that I post a nice shot of the Ashley River that I took the other day. There is no snow. Mind you, the wind was blowing and…

Nope! It’s still free! I’ve mentioned before that I have a Google Analytics account. For the most part, I ignore it. There are times when I’m curious about what has happened over the last X period of time. I think that it is rather natural to have a look back at the previous year and see how things looked. As I’ve been running Google Analytics for about 2 years, I had something to compare. I compared 2009 to 2008 and…

I used to laugh when I saw the stereotypical middle aged guy portrayed in Hollywood movie. A classic example of this was in the movie, American Beauty. At the time that I watched it, I could not appreciate the story line beyond the surface; however, now that I’m smack in the middle of the middle passage, I can understand a bit better. Kevin Spacey turns in an excellent performance as a guy who is trying to navigate this middle passage…

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