Resolution: Regain and Retain Attention

~ Lifebook #19 ~ Like many, I consume a lot of media. Be it social media, websites, research, daily & weekly podcasts, television, music, books and comic books -- altogether it's too much. Something's got to give because I need my own damn attention back. I need my focus. I need to make a change, … Continue reading Resolution: Regain and Retain Attention

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2018: What Will Be, Will Be

~ Lifebook #18 ~ So I exited 2017/entered 2018 in a rather foul mood and before turning in for the evening (which was not long after midnight because apparently I'm an old man), I wrote this rather sour New Year's Resolution. Usually I go into a New Year with a positive outlook and attitude. I … Continue reading 2018: What Will Be, Will Be

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)

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

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

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.

Lifebook 13 | 2016 X-Mas Gifts

A few notable X-Mas gifts I received this year. Drink coasters, presumably for my office/study/man cave! I have three desks in my house so I've got at least one on each. This hefty, heavy coffee table tome documents the making-of, while also commemorating the 30th anniversary of Master of Puppets, one of the most influential musical … Continue reading Lifebook 13 | 2016 X-Mas Gifts