A Perfect Date

~ Daybook #10 ~ The wife and I had a rare night out sans children last night and what we had to show for it was a nice Mexican dinner (with dessert -- fried ice cream) at a place we'd never been to before, and the other thing we had to show for our evening [...]

In Lieu of Flowers on Valentine’s Day

~ Lifebook #16 ~ Some guys go for the flowers and chocolates. Me, I get my wife, who is an avid reader, books on the major holidays. The reasons are obvious, but also because they last longer than candy and flowers. Healthier too. The permanence of books can represent the longevity and permanence of a [...]

Bibliophilic Bookworm

~ Notebook #10 ~ bibliophile - a person who loves or collects books. bookworm - a person devoted to reading or studying. Guilty as charged. When you can swoon at the olfactory interaction of books--burying your nose in them to inhale their great scent--then you (I) might have a book-loving problem. I can't get enough of them. [...]

I Nearly Died a Year Ago Today

~ Lifebook #15 ~ Well, not quite (however, June 1st, 2013 was a different story), but, let's just say I was lucky to survive this event relatively unscathed a year ago today. So I was involved in a car wreck on my way home around 6:30 PM on February 2nd, 2016. The 2014 Kia Forte [...]

Lifebook 14 | Goodbye, Grandma

My maternal grandma, my last living biological grandparent, is gone. She died yesterday, January 12, 2017, in her sleep. It was a good life at nearly 95 years, despite all the hurdles she'd faced pretty much her entire life. Now she can rest in peaces, forever without worry.

Daybook 9 | Sunless

According to the weather app on my phone yesterday, we are in for a long stretch of virtually sunless cloudy-covered days here. A stunning monochromatic overcast threatens to oppress all that exist below it. Such is Winter in the U.S. Midwest, which I suspect perhaps mimics that of the United Kingdom, the way you hear them [...]

The Morning Muse 10 | All the Things

If you’re into astrology, casually or seriously (I'm somewhere in the middle, heh), then you may have observed that those born under the Libra sun sign are often described as indecisive, likely due to a constant imbalance/balancing of their scales, so to speak. It’s true, we do tend to take our time to think things [...]