We just booked our first cruise, and let me tell you the one thing I’ve learned about cruises so far: That per-person fee they quote you? You can toss that right into the ocean.
I like to collect "facts" about the places I visit. As we are in Florida this week for a good ol' Great American Beach Vacation, I thought I'd share some of the "facts" I learned/made up this week!
Had a chance to take the family out on a boat for a few hours yesterday.
In which a poor facsimile of Hemingway-an dialogue is used to describe a common family vacation scene.
I listened to a Hemingway book during our drive down to Florida, so tonight's post, which is meant to relate a fairly common parental culinary struggle, is written (in a very poor imitation) in his honor. The waves were tall and dark green. There was much foam. The flag flying above the distant estación de … Continue reading Aside – Road Trip 2018
I was on Google Maps today, looking up the precise coordinates of a Canadian city I plan to visit for work in the next few weeks, when I realized that you can click on certain location names and it will pop-up basic information about the location. Among other things, this includes a photo which, I … Continue reading Aside //6 – Embracing (Y)our Identity
This is the part of the (blogging) program where I start to wonder if using this format to practice and purvey "fiction" was a wise choice because fiction is so darn difficult. Who knew?! So, while I work up (read: "draft and then cry in despair over while eating a large Peanut Butter Cookie Dough … Continue reading Author’s Aside //1 – “Traveling”
My wife and I recently visited the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. What a grand and beautiful place. And a great reminder that the late 1800s would have been a MAGICAL time to be alive. Until you got a toothache or an infected toenail and ended up dying in a fevered sweat on one of … Continue reading A magical time to be alive
I want to give everyone a heads up about a Kickstarter campaign which I will be launching in the very near future: I’ll be designing a vehicle for parents or guardians who struggle with children who argue over where they’re going to sit on trips. The basic design is just like a normal car or … Continue reading Finally, a Campaign to Get Excited About!
(Image Source) I was at the airport, and there was a guy who I, as an old, out of touch man, would call a trendy young dude. He had on the REALLY skinny jeans, a knit cap, and what looked like bowling shoes. He was also writing in a journal. I was tempted at first … Continue reading On Prejudging My Fellow Man
I was in bumper-to-bumper traffic the other day, on a one-lane entrance ramp waiting to get on the expressway like appox. 100 other commuters. We were all moving no more than 2 mph, and it was stop-and-go at that. Despite the fact that there was literally nowhere I could go, there was a woman behind … Continue reading On Understanding your Fellow Man