If there's one thing that a brush with death should tell me...

Kids, one thing that a brush with death should tell me is that life is eminently worth living. The good, the bad - like a marriage, it's a package deal, and you're better off if you make it work right.

My high school football coach was great (I wasn't), but he said one thing that stuck out more than anything else: "The most important thing in your life is to be happy."

So simple, so true. Do what you can to get through life being happy, for you and yours.

The Computer Bag Fiasco

The Computer Bag Fiasco

Woke up, feeling not so great, but had to drive a ways for the work that day. Getting everything ready, but nothing’s going right. I originally wanted to give myself 45 minutes excess time. Things kept happening, and lead time kept getting shaved. Finally ready. 15 minutes excess time. Great. Sling the computer bag over […]

Morning

Another morning, taken another time. Words are not adequate for what was in the sky a few mornings ago.  I  was on the road at 6:30 a.m. The sky was a bonfire of orange. The sun, not yet risen, cast its glorious radiance through the scattered and ragged overcast clouds, filling the sky, from the east and […]

Tale of a Warrior

He was a cat for people who aren’t cat people. Not too affectionate, not too standoff-ish. Not a lap cat, but a friendly one, at least with humans and dogs. The Daughter brought the kitten home when she was 16 and gave him what turned out to be the misnomer “Runt.” They were great together. […]

Dump

We have a small rental house, and we’re wrapping up an Issue that involves ripping out carpet and pad and taking out a bunch of crap that the renter just left behind and fixing stuff that was left in…. not good shape. It’s been consuming, and it’s going to be expensive. I’m in Grandma’s big […]

Coffee or not coffee

I have a favorite coffeeshop on my way out of town. It’s a chain, but the people are usually nice, and I have a choice of light, medium, or dark roast. Honestly, for what I want in coffee, a stop at a gas station would be fine. I don’t mind gas station coffee at all. […]