Shine On

Christmas is now three days away and I am “sort of” ready. I spent hours wrapping presents yesterday as I had not touched a roll of wrapping paper since last…

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Winter Beckons

We’ve had our first significant snowfall – around 6” I would estimate. There was some mixing with rain and sleet at one point which had two effects: it compressed the…

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A Follow-up

While still Wednesday, it is late and, for all intents and purposes, my birthday is over. That’s another one in the books – 64 of them now – and while…

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Can You Spare a Dollar?

I am a reasonably intelligent man; had a decent education and have tried to continue to grow myself throughout my life. And just by being here I have absorbed a…

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May the Force be with You

I am happy to say that my PC is healthy and functional once again – Windows 10 successfully reinstalled and most of my “stuff” is back – the important “stuff”…

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The Soul of the Woods

I got out on a 10 mile hike yesterday, my first in well over a month. The last hike was marked by the vivid transition into autumn while yesterday’s hike…

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Managing Perspective

How do you reconcile the chasm of misconception when you see a person do one thing and find it normal and harmless and your friend sees the same thing only…

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Relative Intuition

You’ve likely heard Einstein’s famous quote on relativity: “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seem like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for…

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