Saturday, my step-daughter and granddaughter went to see the The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Amway Center. When my granddaughter Abby began excitedly telling me about the tigers and elephants she saw, it reminded me of a post I wrote back in 2006 about a protest for animal rights that took […]
I’m contemplating growing out my beard again (I have some scruffy growth that I’ve been shaping) and just happened to come across this infographic for picking the best beard style for your face type. I’m pretty sure I know which I am going to go with, but I’ll throw this question out there; what style […]
…RCA introduced the 45-rpm record on this date in 1949? It wasn’t the first flat record – that honor belonged to the old 78-rpm, which had been around since the late 1880s. But the 78 was big – about 10 inches in diameter – and because the grooves were wide and it spun around fast, […]
Due to a multitude of reasons, I missed seasons 3, 4 and the beginning of the current season 5 of “The Walking Dead.” But, thanks to Netflix, I was able to binge watch seasons 3 and 4 and thanks to the AMC New Year’s Day Walking Dead Marathon I was able to DVR the eight […]
Today my youngest grandson, Maxwell, turns 2 years old. We don’t get to see him or his older sister Jade much, in person, but we do try to Skype with them once every couple of weeks. The last time we Skyped, Maxwell was showing us a song he was learning; “YMCA” by The Village People. […]
Wishing a happy 73rd birthday to Stephen Hawking, one of the brightest physicists in the world today, not only for his intelligence but for what he has endured for the past 50 years.
Today would have been the 80th birthday of Elvis Aaron Presley, had he not passed away on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. My mother was a huge fan of everything Elvis, so from an early age I grew up with his presence in my life in the form of his music in […]
Eight years ago this month my father-in-law, three brothers-in-law and I spent the weekend tent camping, hiking and canoeing/kayaking at Alexander Springs, part of the Ocala National Forest.