It was warm last week and I enjoyed spending time in the yard with my dogs. I got the pine needles all raked up before the snow, and Roxy was happy just to follow me around, dragging the retractable leash behind her. Of course, many believe that animals have no feelings, which strikes me as … Continue reading Anthropomorphism, Or Just Love of Shibas?
My father and I both grew up in Idaho. He was a big football fan who had always rooted for the Denver Broncos. Not me. I had always known Seattle to be the crown jewel of the Pacific NW and I probably picked the Seattle Seahawks just to be different than my father, which always … Continue reading Thoughts on Water-skiing book and Ten Years In Seattle
I've written lately about my habit of picking up abandoned books, as if they had been intentionally placed for me. Deep down, I know it's ridiculous, but it's still how I like to think about it. I can't shake the idea that these books suddenly appeared out of nowhere, meant to be read by yours … Continue reading Random Opportunities
The day after the winter solstice is a good day. One thing I'm happy about is finding others who have also been diagnosed with DVT's. It's been informative and interesting to read other people's posts on the subject. I've come a long way since I wrote Obviously No Clear Path, but I still have so much … Continue reading Missed Solstace
Last night at dinner my wife and I were discussing the fact that both the social media and video gaming industries utilize psychological manipulation to entice their customers. In fact they employ many of the same tactics used by casinos to keep people playing. I heard recently that some developers actually use psychologists to help … Continue reading Isn’t Life Interesting?
I've been working on lots of things and haven't posted for a few weeks. I've made some progress, but still have a lot on my plate. Retirement isn't supposed to work that way! For one, I have been trying to improve my Adobe Photoshop skills, having recently drifted into colorizing old photographs, including some of … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving From Des and Annabelle
I'm going to take a break from blogging for a while while I attend to other projects that I am pursuing. I'm sure I will return to my blog when I'm satisfied with my progress on the other stuff. Thanks much! Des
I was at my daughter's house, mounting a TV on the wall above her fireplace when I received a frantic call from my wife. I was told to come home immediately; our dog Champ had been sprayed by a skunk. I'm seen them on the game cam, and had been dreading this very moment. Driving … Continue reading When I’m Not 63
My wife had a meeting last night so I ate alone, watching the news. After dinner I cranked up Spotify and listened to a string of newer songs that I like OK. I actually prefer stuff made between the early sixties to about about 1996. Beyond that, most music to me has taken on a … Continue reading New Song
I've decided that walking is probably the best exercise for me right now and I typically try get out for 90 minutes a day. The dogs and I have a morning routine of strolling down a thousand-foot dirt road down to the state highway, but this is just for them. I personally need a stretch … Continue reading Autumn Walk