I have good days and bad days. Maybe a better way to say it is that some days I'm off my game. It used to frustrate me and make me angry, but then I found the signs of impending doom, and head them off at the pass. I learned this finishing drywall, of all things. … Continue reading I’m having a bad, bad day…
My grandmother was one of the few in my family tree to grow old. I think there's maybe three that lasted past the age of 70. Every now and then, when we'd chat she'd say "Don't grow old". At the time, I blew it off. What did I know? I was a dumb kid. I'm … Continue reading Don’t Grow Old
I hate bloggers that beef about the interfaces being changed. But FFS, I started typing today and the @!_($)!@_$ interface went nuts. Why? Why, Oh Lord, do they change this stuff? Back to the subject at hand. When my kids first started working, I gave them a few simple concepts as advice: Show up when … Continue reading Starting Work.
I was playing with my fancy Dragon software, recording one of my rants, and thought to myself; "this is great I should publish this!" Then I looked and saw I had a very similar rant already published. So this is how things go. But I will take the best parts of that rant and scribe … Continue reading The Continuing Crisis
One of the things I do in real life is record content for e-learning lessons. It's a good living. One of the pitfalls however, is that when you go to record something that you previously recorded, you have to listen to it again. Or you just dive right in, re-record it, and let it go. … Continue reading Nuance Dragon Pro
I worked out in the field doing real work for nearly 30 years and I've run into two different types of trades dudes in that time. There are the guys that buy the cheapest tools they possibly can, with the reasoning that somebody's going to steal them so why bother spending any kind of dough. … Continue reading Victorinox Chef’s knife.
Lord and Master of my life, Take from me the spirit of laziness, discouragement, lust of power, and idle talk. Instead grant to me, your servant, the spirit of purity, humility, patience, and love. My Lord and King, grant me the grace to be aware of my own sins and refrain from judging others; for … Continue reading St. Ephrem the Syrian
Saturday the wife and I went to mass, masks and everything. It was worth it. I've missed it. The first reading was from Micah, chapter 2; Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning’s light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it. … Continue reading Things Never Change
We're inundated by foreigners here. Not the ones from other countries (although they may as well be). These ones are moving here from out of state, usually blue ones. How do I know? Their strange ways and license plates. Mostly the license plates, and the cars (which I'll get to in a bit). When I … Continue reading Damn Foreigners….
There's been a lot of unrest lately. Most of it silliness. I've had some run-ins when parties get out of hand. So I can say with some authority that when the cops show up the party is over. Period. End of Discussion. For instance back in the day if you are partying in Georgetown in … Continue reading Some thoughts on the recent nuttiness