Possibilities, possibilities…

Today’s the day. The 2013 calendar comes down off the wall and the 2014 calendar goes up. Anybody who knows me knows that today, of all days, I will get reflective and sentimental. I like to look at last year’s calendar and reflect on the year’s events. – The goals I achieved and the goals … Continue reading

Christmas In July: 2010

Christmas In July: 2010

Sometimes, life gives you an opportunity.  Most people don’t see them because they come in the form of problems.  I confess that I didn’t used to see them for that very reason.  I couldn’t look past the immediate problem.  Luckily, over the last few years, I’ve cultivated that skill and now find that the habit … Continue reading

Christmas In July: Thirteen

Christmas In July: Thirteen

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year like, I suspect, a lot of other people.  It’s a magical time of year and I get very contemplative and sentimental.  Here’s thirteen things that I like to do during the Christmas season that make it an extra-special time for me. 1.  One evening close to … Continue reading

Christmas In July: 1979

Christmas In July: 1979

The Christmas of 1979 was the worst Christmas of my life.  And it was entirely my own fault. And no, it was not the year that I discovered there is no Santa Claus.  That year hasn’t come, yet.  I hope it never does.  Santa’s a pretty cool guy.  Yes, I’ll admit that on occasion I … Continue reading

Christmas In July: 1985

Christmas In July: 1985

Just after I turned 19, I lost the job I had at a restaurant in the city.  I was still living with my parents in Ardrossan, 30 minutes out of town and having little money for gas meant that it wasn’t the easiest thing to drive into town to look for a job.  As it … Continue reading

Table: The Final Chapter

Table: The Final Chapter

The table is finished!!!  Woohoo!!! We had a family dinner on it holiday Monday night and it didn’t even collapse when all the food was on it.  From that, I’m assuming it’s good to go. I learned lots building it.  Like if I’m going to be doing a lot more of that kind of building, … Continue reading

Table Update

Table Update

If you read Where The Hell Have You Been?, you know that I’m in the process of building a dining table to accommodate our semi-large family dinners and I promised updates on the progress. It’s a big table.  Just over eight feet long and three feet wide and made of walnut.  As of this writing … Continue reading

Thirteen Sounds

Thirteen Sounds

I’ve done several of these “Thirteen” posts now.  And while I do enjoy them, a couple of them have been what I would call “cookie cutter posts”.  In other words, they were unoriginal.  Something I could have done in my sleep.  So I’ve decided to make them a little more original and challenging.  Hopefully, more … Continue reading