Words and Concepts for the Year

~ The Morning Muse #11 ~ HEALTHIER Some things have to change for a better state of living for me, personally, as well as for my family. That can best be achieved starting with nutrition and diet. I need a low-carb diet (and really, lowered calories as well). It's very hard to stay on this course when … Continue reading Words and Concepts for the Year

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In Full Swing in Spring (it seems)

~ Lifebook #17 ~ Spring always brings turbulent weather and this year's season of renewal has been no exception. A monsoon season in both April and May? C'mon, now, that's going a bit overboard. May is usually my favorite month of the year because of a few reasons, such as it being a period of … Continue reading In Full Swing in Spring (it seems)

Brother, Can You Spare Some Prose?

~ Notebook #11 ~ When you're looking to reincorporate lean muscle to your prose and you turn to the maestros of the minimalist, clean, no frills, straight-to-the-point (and straight-to-the-heart) narrative technique. I have a tendency in daily speech and writing to use a lot of complex sentences (and parenthetical asides) and when I'm not mindful … Continue reading Brother, Can You Spare Some Prose?

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 … Continue reading A Perfect Date

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 … Continue reading In Lieu of Flowers on Valentine’s Day

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. … Continue reading Bibliophilic Bookworm

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 … Continue reading I Nearly Died a Year Ago Today