Hiking to the Hollywood Sign

It’s become a thing with me to not make a big deal about my birthday – I just don’t. In fact up until a few years ago, I worked on my birthday because I felt like it. But with this job giving me Personal Days and whatnot, I decided last year to take the day … Continue reading Hiking to the Hollywood Sign

Track Time

Today was Anthony's 12th birthday and despite Mom and Dad asking him repeatedly for weeks what he might want as a gift, his reply was a consistent "I don't know!" (He really wanted a camera but I'm still pricing them -- and he's not getting one better than mine.) I had some suggestions for places … Continue reading Track Time

Decade

It was the first week in September 2003 when I got the news. Ann, having been suffering from what she thought was a bout with the stomach flu, called me at work once she returned from the doctor. And I’ll never forget it. “I’m pregnant,” she said, voice quivering. Barely being able to hold onto … Continue reading Decade

Blogging 365, Day 45: 44

How’s that for a confusing post title? It’s the best I could come up with, what with this being the beginning of my 44th year on this often cruel material sphere. And it’s getting kind of scary now. I work with a girl who was born the same year I was at the Depeche Mode … Continue reading Blogging 365, Day 45: 44

Blogging 365, Day 31: Free Birthday Crap, Part I

With the Big 44 a mere two weeks away, my inbox is starting to get inundated with all kids of worthless free birthday offers that I may or may not use. As was the case last year, I will share them with you to see how cheap retailers and restaurateurs have gotten. I will post … Continue reading Blogging 365, Day 31: Free Birthday Crap, Part I