Playing doctor (and not the fun kind)

By | September 18, 2017

Working from home has the benefit of making my day very flexible. Normally I look at this as one of the main advantages of home-based self employment, but this week was different. This week, my son was home sick from school. My son is in sixth grade, and nearly every year he gets a bad… Read More »

Cruising in my wife’s car

By | August 16, 2017

A couple of days ago I found a nail head in my tire and I brought my car to Central Tire. Turns out the nail didn’t go all the way through so the tire was fine. Best of all, I didn’t get charged! While my car was at Central Tire, I had a few errands… Read More »

Lazing on a sunny afternoon

By | July 31, 2017

Yesterday was a beautiful Sunday here in Maine. According to my morning visit to Facebook, everyone was doing something exciting – going to the beach, or the lake, or for a motorcycle ride. My family did nothing. And honestly, sometimes I like just doing nothing. When I say nothing, I’m actually doing something – I… Read More »

I’d like to apologize to my vegetable garden

By | July 27, 2017

I’ve had a vegetable garden for the past nine years. I’m not the world’s best gardener and every year is an experiment, but the garden seems to grow larger every year, with more and more vegetables all the time. That changed this year. Last year I had trouble taking care of my garden because of… Read More »

What’s happened to country music?

By | July 26, 2017

I’ve always enjoyed country music, but I haven’t listened to a country radio station in a long time. I didn’t realize how long until I was talking to someone about a concert they’d bought tickets to, and I’d never heard the artist’s name. After then hearing the names of several big country stars and not… Read More »

Our very hot 10-year wedding anniversary

By | July 24, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary on Friday. It’s really difficult to believe that it’s been 10 years since we got married, but the calendar doesn’t lie. Our wedding was pretty low key – a short ceremony on the beach with only a few other people present, then a reception at our… Read More »