The Silly Ones

Did I say that 2012 was a doozy? From that long-ago year’s relatively cushy vantage point, I quite literally did not know the half of it. This was the year that the other shoe dropped. I still haven’t sorted through 2013’s considerable lessons sufficiently to retrieve salient talking points, much less wrangled the time to […]

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I must now admit to an embarrassing personal deficiency: 99.999% of the time, I hate drinking water. Okay, maybe “hate” is a bit strong; I really, really dislike it. But I stand by the percentage! Water is the most tedious beverage under the sun. It is blah. It is non-delicious. From the wrong wells or pipes, it […]

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The heat wave continues unabated. So does my air-conditioning-less status. However, my MacGyvering seems to have kicked into high gear along with the temperatures. Tacky? Quite likely. Good enough? Absolutely. xxx c The skinny on, plus all previous 21-Day Salutes™.  

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This year has been longest I can recall in the decades since they started flying by. It has challenged me in ways I could not have predicted even twelve months ago, when I foolishly thought I’d mapped the full landscape of challenges. Much of what I’ve experienced I have not been able to share, partly […]

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You know what you learn when you do a review of the back half of a year in which you did a massive, 50-day-long fundraising thing-a-majiggy? That it takes WAY MORE than the actual 50 days to do it. Seriously. There’s a full six months of my life (and counting) that’s all 50-for-50! 50-for-50! 50-for-50! So here’s a […]

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I, for one, am flummoxed. Also, baffled, perplexed, confounded, and generally mystified. No sooner do I finish off my list of 100 things for 2010 than I’m sitting down to do it again. How is this possible? Who is stealing this time? And for the love of all that’s holy, PUT IT BACK. Well, no matter. While […]

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The Internet is full of shrimp and Perry Mason tonight. When I woke up it was wall-to-wall awesome, pulsing with possibilities for advancement and intellectual growth and emotional connection, an endless road there to take me anywhere I wanted, anywhere in the world. By noon, I had turned it into a moving sidewalk between Terminals B […]

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Virgo is the sign of service visualized as a maiden in a flowing robe, hair up or down, bearing grain. Not a lion, not a bull not a ram. Not a hottie hoisting a vat of water to his massive shoulder with his studly arms. Not a sharpshooter, a skilled, sought-after professional, never mind the […]

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This year didn’t kick my ass so much as it snuck up behind me, whispered in my ear it would kill me if I made so much as a wrong move, and slipped off into the night before I could make out what the fuck it looked like. This year was easily the worst since […]

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I know that normal people marvel over how fast time flies when they see Rite Aid putting out the holiday tchotchkes in July or read stories of their college roommates’ babies get busted for dealing meth, but I’ll tell you what, nothin’ sez “Old timer!” to this old timer like posting your SEVENTH annual “Things […]

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