About an hour after posting my last blog, I came back to WordPress for some reason or other and something caught my eye. When I sign in, I see an analytics dashboard showing how many views you’ve had, comments, likes, etc. One of the fun little features is a map showing from which countries your blog has been viewed. This is what caught my eye on that fateful day. Continue reading ““You Think You Know Me…””
While podcasts are not new, I’ve only somewhat recently jumped on the bandwagon. I’ve now found a handful of podcasts that I enjoy, but have been struggling with keeping up. This leads to my question for you today:
Where and when do you listen to podcasts? Continue reading “A Different Kind of Pod Challenge”
Just about a year ago, I wrote a post about taking on a reading challenge for 2017 in an attempt to boost my somewhat waning reading habits. Now that nearly a year has passed, I’m quite satisfied with my overall results.
Over the better part of a year, I managed to read a total of 26 books (granted, some were plays/screenplays, but I’m counting them!) Although I haven’t checked off each of the categories in the original list, I did manage to cross off a number of them.
For anyone interested, here’s what I read in 2017: Continue reading “A Year of Reading”
We’ve reached the big day! I hope you all had a magical holiday season, and that your Christmas was full of love, laughter and joy. I know mine was. I thought this would be the ideal time to finish up my Christmas Spirit recap for the year.
I realized recently that I had still not done any of my Christmas shopping, and was quickly approaching the big day. This is very unlike me, since I’m usually mostly done by the first week of December. This realization caused my Christmas spirit to dip. Considerably. Continue reading “Shopping Up A Storm”
It’s been a week or so since I last updated on my Christmas Spirit boosting activities. So I thought it would be time to give an update. Continue reading “On the Holiday Road”
It’s been a few days since I decided to try to elevate my Christmas spirit for the year. In that time, I’ve done a few things to try to not only raise my spirits, but also to spread a little holiday cheer to those around me. Continue reading “(Christmas) Spirited Away”
Today marks the turning of another page on the calendar. Goodbye November, hello December. And with December comes all of that holiday bliss that is Christmas. I should be clear that I am a confirmed Christmas junkie. Or more aptly, I was a Christmas junkie. Continue reading “I’ll show YOU my Christmas spirit!”
I am broaching a sensitive subject today. One that took me a long time to do anything about, let alone write about publicly. Today, I tell the world (or the small handful of people who read this!) that I have a growth on one of my testicles. Today I tell the world that I’m freaking out a little, but that’s okay. Continue reading “Nut Up or Shut Up”
After leaving Bartlesville, OK, we began our journey back to the homestead. The drive home is always bittersweet – you’re sad to see your trip coming to an end, but happy to be heading back to the comforts of home. Day one of the return trip saw us do the only backtracking of the entire trip. We followed the same route from Bartlesville until close to St. Louis, where we bypassed the city and headed towards Louisville, KY The rest of the entire trip found us following entirely different routes, which was very nice.
The most striking memory that I have of this day was somewhere on the road that morning. I can’t recall if we were still in Oklahoma or had crossed into Missouri, but we came to an overpass with a person standing on it. As we approached, I realized it wasn’t someone walking across, but just standing there. The closer we got, the clearer the image – a large, bushy-bearded middle-aged man dressed in what you’d expect someone like that to be wearing (just use your imagination… you’re probably right). And in his hand was a large confederate flag. He was just standing there holding the flag over the highway beneath him. Very odd. Very southern.