Things found…

Pack rats unite! Open those drawers, closets, and basement doors and take a look at the random things that, for some reason, you decided to keep. Don’t ask me why, but I kept some Mexican money from a trip there back in the early 1990’s.


It would have been smarter to turn that currency into dollars and spend it wisely. Not sure, why, but I kept it, buried deep in a desk drawer. Plenty of other random treasures in there, too. I suppose this is how archaeologists feel when they make a remarkable discovery from a thousand years ago.

Published in: on March 4, 2016 at 12:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Piano practice

As with anything, practice makes perfect. So, after some years away from my piano, I’ve begun again. It is truly a labor of love as playing music can be one of the most rewarding activities of human existence. There are some things that just sound right. Don’t ask me about music theory; I don’t know much about it. But one’s ear doesn’t lie. It sounds right; it is right. The following piece has some lovely chord progressions that I enjoy.


It’ll be many months before I can play this piece to the level I could years ago. It will be fun re-learning it and many others. Play on!

Published in: on February 17, 2016 at 2:15 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Giant Meatball

Seems to be a trend in Italian restaurants these days. Most I’ve visited in the past six months have a giant meatball on the menu. Check out this example:


That was a tasty meatball, for sure. Perched atop the rigatoni in a homemade sauce, it was also very filling. Almost couldn’t eat it all, but persevered to the end. Enjoy every meal.

Published in: on February 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm  Comments (1)  
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Very Good TV, podcast

I’m relatively new to podcast listening. However, I have found several that are worth the time, providing great material on various subjects of interest. Among my top three, Indiewire’s “Very Good TV” podcast is hosted by Liz Shannon Miller and Ben T. Travers. The pair has developed a great rapport as they share insight and critique of a wide range of television programs. We’re talking everything from “The Walking Dead” to “The Americans.” They know the ground they cover offering more than the usual multi-star review rating or thumbs up/thumbs down type of commentary. You’ll hear extended conversations about actors’ careers, director styles, even production decisions by companies small and large.

Here’s a link to their page on

Very Good TV podcast

The podcast is also available at iTunes. Finding it will be quick and easy, enhancing your television viewing. Enjoy!


Published in: on November 18, 2015 at 2:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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