Monday Musings

Starting each week with a little thought and a few links you might enjoy (plus a gratuitous picture of one of my dogs).

A Tale Of Two Towns

February 21, 2021 |

Pronounce Beaufort. If you live in the Carolinas, you know there are two Beauforts—one in North Carolina and one in South Carolina. Both are coastal towns. Both date back to early colonial days. Both are named after Henry Somerset, the Second Duke of Beaufort. So go ahead. Pronounce Beaufort. If you realize that’s a trick,…

Quality Control

February 14, 2021 |

Quality control for writers, app designers, or candy makers—How many mistakes are too many?

Parking Lot Gourmet

February 7, 2021 |

So many weird experiences in a very strange year, and the parking lot gourmet is just the latest.

Majestic Indelicacy

January 31, 2021 |

Mother Nature simultaneously reminds me of her beauty and her gritty reality in a Majestic Indelicacy.

Package Delivery

January 24, 2021 |

An unusual request during a package delivery to the house has left me puzzled. Maybe someone else can explain this.

Vaccination Day

January 17, 2021 |

Finally, I had my second vaccination day and know my health is better protected. Unfortunately, not the vaccination you think.

Quick Vacation

Quick Vacation

January 10, 2021 |

We all need a break from work sometimes, so we took off on a quick vacation down to Charleston SC last week.

Coming To A Full Stop

January 3, 2021 |

A packed schedule and deadline pressures can’t be dealt with when my internet connections screeches to a full stop.

Futile Plans

December 27, 2020 |

The first step in annual goal setting is to review prior year achievements, not something particularly impressive in this weird year.

Wrapping Christmas Presents

December 20, 2020 |

My highly-suspect present-wrapping skills don’t really yield better results than wadded up paper and a hot glue gun.

M&M Shortage

December 13, 2020 |

How many M&M’s are in an individual bag? I know. Trust me, I know

Shaggy Dog Story

December 6, 2020 |

Our recent encounter with a massive beast and its magical rider… or is this just another shaggy dog story?

Christmas Decorations

November 29, 2020 |

I love Thanksgiving, but the day it is over, we move on to the best part of the year—Christmas Decorations.

Thanksgiving

November 22, 2020 |

Despite everything this year has thrown at us, we still have lots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Holiday.

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