Musings

Each Monday, I muse on a random topic. I might share an amusing anecdote about my life, my thoughts on some event, or a story I've imagined. The only connection between the musings is that they are my thoughts.

The weekly posts also include books I've finished that way that I've enjoyed, a vocabulary word, an interesting link, and a fun image from my photography hobby.

Most popular with regular readers, I also share a gratuitous picture of one of my dogs.

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young people today

Young People Today

March 13, 2022 |

All we wanted was a quiet dinner at a local restaurant when we encountered a group of teenagers and a lesson about young people today.

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Allergies: Nothing To Sneeze At

March 6, 2022 |

Beautiful spring weather brought sunshine, warm temperatures, and an explosive assault on my allergies. Just try not to sneeze.

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Tasty Motivation

February 27, 2022 |

Today’s musing happened—on time—because of beer. No, no, I didn’t drink before writing, but a tasty motivation is real. Confused? Let me explain.

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Broken Streak

February 20, 2022 |

I thought I was doing well developing a good habit, but a closer look led to a broken streak and a refocus on what was really important.

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Confessions Of A Sports Idiot

February 13, 2022 |

From former sports fan and frustrated athlete, I’ve completed the transition to total sports idiot and am happy with the label.

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Wordle Hurdle

February 6, 2022 |

Though I’ve been accused of not leading a cutting-edge life, I actually experiment with the latest internet fad in a Wordle Hurdle.

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Changing My Mind

January 30, 2022 |

Since I’ve posted my opinions and thoughts for so many years, it’s embarrassing to admit to changing my mind about things I’ve proclaimed.

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Running on Ice

January 23, 2022 |

As I struggled to walk in our snow, a teenager running on ice reminded me of the joys of youth and the bruises and scars it causes.

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Choosing Snowstorms Over Hurricanes

January 16, 2022 |

After our two-year experiment of living on the coast, we are back in our beloved mountains choosing snowstorms over hurricanes.

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The Pen is mightier than the keyboard

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Keyboard

January 9, 2022 |

After experimenting with different writing approaches, I have found the pen is mightier than the keyboard thanks to a little technology help.

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Where Do Stories Come From?

January 2, 2022 |

Any author will tell you the most common question we receive is “Where do stories come from?” I can’t explain it so much as demonstrate it.

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Mosquito For Christmas

December 26, 2021 |

Appalachian Mountain weather is notoriously hard to predict, but temperatures high enough to invite a mosquito for Christmas are unusual.

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