Call me paranoid.
The insecurity of the internet is nothing new.
I first cast off on the Sea of the Worldwide Web back in '98. At the time, it occurred to me that it was a good idea to use a handle, much as CB-ers did (do). It never cr... Read more
Well, it's been a pretty good two weeks, setting off on the 2012 journey. Thinks me.
A refresher: I set myself ten resolutions to achieve this year, as follows.
1) minimum of 10 minutes of exercise daily
I'm happy to report that ... Read more
In England, if a black cat crosses your path it's considered a sign of impending good luck. Today being Friday the thirteenth, if a black cat crossed my path I would think it negates the bad-luck emanations of the date, and bring everything back... Read more
I think I'll number them according to the days I actually blog. But then it's open-ended without a stopping point. Wotthehell, as Mehitabel used to say.
I meant to start a blog early this morning, but it's been a day where everything seemed... Read more
--I came across the following article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2 012/01/01/magazine/tara-pa rker-pope-fat-trap.html?pa gewanted=all
I found the link on another Sparker's page, and I'm sorry to say I neglected to... Read more
It takes me a hundred words to say what I want, whereas great writing takes a dozen, capturing the same meaning and in a far more profound way.
The quote I put as my signature - 'To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in... Read more
Yes, I know technically today should be 'Day 373,' but that's only if I had truly been consecutive. I deliberately avoided blogging yesterday. There was something about my little blog-streak that was beginning to niggle at me, and anxiety is som... Read more
Bert feared his wife Peg wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid.
Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem.
The doctor told him there is a simple c... Read more
I've been listening to freight trains go by for days.
No, not real freight trains (I don't think they have the kind here that I'm familiar with from the States). The wind has been more than blustery, it's downright gale-force. It's been lik... Read more
You may recall that in my list of New Year's resolutions, posted yesterday, #9 was 'rework my diet / nutrition.' The intention (yes, the same kind that can be used to pave roads) was to do it sometime this YEAR. Maybe even sometime this MONTH. B... Read more
I've been catching up on some reading, and saw this article on Yahoo today:
http://news.yahoo.com/st rong-quadrantid-meteor-sho wer-one-2012s-best-peaks-1 31902516.html
The 'peak' for viewing will be 2:30 AM ES... Read more
I am a true believer when it comes to New Year's resolutions. If you don't aim high - if you don't make plans and set goals - you will just wander aimlessly and before you know it, another year will have passed. I set resolutions to give myself ... Read more
I've mentioned this a few times and to a couple different people. This year, sometime in February, marks Elizabeth II's 60th anniversary of becoming the reigning monarch. (Seems a little strange to celebrate the death of someone, but such is the... Read more
Just a quickie. I found the following a while ago and figured this would be a good time to post it.
Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bri... Read more
Yes, I CAN!
Seems as though New Year's resolutions are like SlimJims, the dried beef jerky strips: you either love 'em, or you hate 'em.
There was a good article on Spark in favor of resolutions:
http://www.sparkpeople.c... Read more