Well, what do you know? I was beginning to think that through some sort of mysterious other-worldly spell or ritual we were going to get stuck somewhere in the year. Not Groundhog's Day, obviously, as that motif is a little sleepy, but some odd other day, October 3rd perhaps. But no. We're gettin' outta hea', … Continue reading Wait… today is the last day of 2020?
Today I'm going to do something in this blog post that I don't usually do. I'm going to be honest. And yes, I know how that sounds and what it implies, so before we get into it, I'm almost positive that I've never told a lie in a blog post and I strive for honesty … Continue reading Honesty
I had a feeling it was going to be a special day. My daughter and I were driving to a town near Utica, NY to pick up the kitty she was adopting. It was a good day for a drive in the center of the state. Sunny, on the warm side, (it said it was … Continue reading Little Scotty’s Insanely Visual Day
There's a lot going on in the world right now. I've written about it in a couple of these posts, and it's really all that matters right now. The stuff in this post is about things that are far less important. I recognize this, and I'm sure there are many of you who will recognize … Continue reading Matters of Lesser Import
I don't know. I just don't know. How many times have you heard this? How many times have you said it yourself? I would be lying to you if I said I haven't thought it. If I said I haven't spoken the words aloud. Anyone else feel like this guy? I don't think anyone who … Continue reading Change This
I turned sixty years old in April. When I was a child I thought of sixty years as a very long time, and having no point of reference I couldn't begin to grasp the brevity of it. I couldn't imagine years could go by so fast. One of the fringe benefits of being sixty is … Continue reading For No Discernible Reason
Dustin and Cuba look appropriately serious in these environmental suits which look like they may be leftover from 2001: A Space Odyssey. I cannot say that the possibility of being alive during a time of pandemic had never crossed my mind prior to the arrival of covid-19. I remember watching the movie Outbreak in 1995 … Continue reading No Answers
College Orientation as I remember it. I have vivid memories of college orientation. I got to experience two, as I went to Fordham University my freshman year, and then transferred to the State University College of New York at Potsdam, (or as we happily called it "SUCP," pronounced, of course, "suck pee.") The thing I … Continue reading Welcome to Disorientation
Early Reflections This year. This insane year. I find myself at a level of reflection that I generally reserve for New Years Eve sorts of posts. "Oh, what a zany year it's been! The kids are all fine, but Pops has taken up hemp farming..." That sort of thing. But, to quote the band Genesis, … Continue reading 2020. Amiright?
Episode 11 is now available I may have mentioned, once or twice, that I co-host a podcast called Good Sentences. If you haven't checked it out go ahead over and take a look, (after you finish reading this, obviously!) This isn't really a plug for the podcast. If it were, I'd probably be a lot … Continue reading Productive Despite Myself