Tag: Personal

A perspective neighborhood As you know from my last post, I am house hunting. I’ve been searching online, driving through neighborhoods, talking to my Realtor, and trying to get an idea of where and what I want. It’s starting to come together. I walk most every morning, so I figured that I’d kill two birds with one stone. I know, a most violent idiom, to be sure. But, simply put, it means to satisfy one or more tasks with one…

When I was younger I remember that, after a time, I wanted to move. I didn’t want to stay in the same neighborhood. I had met kids that moved into the neighborhood, we became friends, some moved out of the neighborhood and they were missed. Others, not so much. Anyway, I always thought that it would be exciting to move, to have a larger house, a house in a different neighborhood, but that never happened. My first time that I…

Hobbs will have a pretty constant companion, now. I’ve decided to enroll in the bank’s MyWork program. In other words, I’ll get a fully outfitted office at home complete with office phone, always-on VPN, desk, chair, supplies, etc. Although they tout it as something good for the employees to allow them to manage their life and have a better work/life balance, the bottom line is that it costs the bank much less money to have someone work from home than…

I must say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this weekend! Tony has been in town for Spring Break and it has been a fun learning experience. He makes his income buying and selling shoes. Please don’t call them tennis shoes or sneakers, that’s like calling a yacht a simple boat. It’s just not done! No!!! Each of the shoes that he sells has a specific name like: Kobe 5′s, Space Jams (The shoes that Michael Jordan wore in the move, Space…

A centipede was happy – quite! Until a toad in fun Said, “Pray, which leg moves after which?” This raised her doubts to such a pitch, She fell exhausted in the ditch Not knowing how to run. “The Centipede’s Dilemma” is a short poem which has given its name to an effect in psychology: the centipede effect (or centipede syndrome). This is when a normally automatic or unconscious activity is disrupted by consciousness of it or reflection on it. For…

A scene from Australia A number of years ago, and I cannot even remember how many years it was, I made a promise to my son to take him to Germany. Honestly, I cannot even remember why I made that promise either. At any rate, a promise is a promise. He’ll be 28 this year and still we’ve not gone to Germany, but I’m setting that right this year. During the first week of August, we will be leaving and…

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