Category Archives: Jay

Wide Net

By | February 13, 2019

I’m like many of my peers in having a “wide net” that sweeps in all manner of trivia, facts, obscure details, and what-have-you and stores it away against a time when said knowledge will randomly come in handy. If you’re reading this and you know me, you probably have a pretty wide net as well. The people I know… Read More »

Update From The Front Lines

By | February 11, 2019

I spend almost all my time traveling for work — until this week I’ve been on the road every week so far this year: Texas, Texas, Texas, Arkansas, Texas. It gets lonely on the road sometimes, especially when I’m one or more time zones away from home and when Carole doesn’t get home until late due to rehearsals (choir… Read More »

Aloha

By | January 27, 2019

In a couple of days, I’m going to deactivate my social media accounts (again). Q. Why? A. I feel fairly guilty about the way in which I use social media. I wish I could say I sign in to social media to keep in touch with friends and acquaintances, but that’s not really true. I mean, I’d love… Read More »

RIP Russell Baker (1925-1919)

By | January 23, 2019

I hardly ever post regarding the death of a celebrity; I reason that sufficient other people will take care of the public fawning over the dear departed’s legacy. (And that, in any event, it bothers me that we seem to care more about the lives of famous people who we have no actual connection with than our actual… Read More »

Snowpocalypse 2019 (January 20th edition)

By | January 20, 2019

So there was a big snowstorm overnight, with 18″ or more of snow falling here in Richmond, VT. Okay, it wasn’t really a “snowpocalypse” in the sense of power going out and roads being impassable … mainly because it just never got windy. A quick check of the Green Mountain Power outage map just now showed everything A-ok.… Read More »

Photo Follies

By | January 18, 2019

I travel a lot for work. I have a smartphone. It has a camera. I’m often pretty bored. The end result of all that is that I take and upload a lot of photos from my travels to the Google Maps photo repository. Google then uses them in location listings. No one has to upload their vacation snaps and… Read More »

The Wienermobile

By | January 11, 2019

There are people in this country who do not own a large stuffed Wienermobile. I am not one of those people. (For what it’s worth, I’ve had this thing for years and years. Bought it off eBay. It came with strings attached to hang it from the ceiling of a store or business, but mostly I’ve just left… Read More »

Thought For The Day: Cat Upchuck Edition

By | January 4, 2019

There are few experiences in life that provide the same je ne sais quoi as hearing one of your cats slowly and methodically working up to a full-bore upchuck on the carpet twenty feet behind you while you’re taking part in a work-related conference call. You know how it goes. At first there’s a soft gulping sound or… Read More »

Happy New Year!

By | January 1, 2019

Happy New Year, y’all. Why the above picture? When I was a kid, Mom was a dedicated subscriber to the New Yorker. As far as I know, she subscribed right up until the day she died, and for that matter, quite some time after. Dad never got around to cancelling subscriptions to Mom’s magazines; when I visited him… Read More »

What We Did On Our Summer Vacation, Day 14 (Homeward Bound)

By | December 27, 2018

The 14th and final day of our Baltic Sea vacation was Tuesday, August 28. We had breakfast at the Axel Guldsmeden hotel, packed up, and took a taxi back to the Copenhagen airport. I was still not feeling super-awesome, but better than I had the prior day… but even so, I didn’t want to have to drag all… Read More »