Like many couples this time of year, my wife and I have a holiday movie rotation we start right after Thanksgiving. There are probably 20 movies we try to get through. A lot of these are not “exactly” holiday movies. Also included are movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but we watch them since […]
Recently I read a post that stated we all needed to “act” like Americans. The post insinuated if you didn’t stand for the national anthem; if you burned a flag or opposed Confederate monuments, you weren’t “acting” like an American. I thought about that for a minute.
I normally keep my personal views on politics to myself. It’s not that I don’t have opinions on the subject, I definitely do. However, I believe that politics are personal, a lot like religion, so I don’t share them unless asked. This approach has allowed me to stay friends with both conservatives and liberals and […]
I have noted before I’ve never been an early riser. For much of my professional career I was a computer geek, so I would often be up all hours of the night working when my users were asleep and out of the system. As a result, if I got up before 8:00am I either had […]
The battle begins as it always does. I sit down, roll my chair close to the edge of my desk, turn on the lamp, grab my pen and stare down at the first page of a pad of paper. Like two samurai facing each other silently in the rain, weapons drawn, we begin.
I’m a recent convent to the religion of wine. Of largely Irish heritage, I grew up a beer drinker and stayed that way through most of my adulthood. However in the past 4-5 years, spurred mostly by my travels and a desire for better health, I have switched almost totally to wine. Like when I […]