Putting 2012 in the rear-view mirror

I took this one day last Spring, after a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. The tradition at Wrigley is that when the Cubs win the game, a white flag with a blue W is flown from the flagpole on the scoreboard in centerfield. When the Cubs lose, a blue flag with a white L isContinue reading “Putting 2012 in the rear-view mirror”

CYW/OB Accomplished

Last summer, I wrote a piece about being by myself in a house on Cape Cod. At one point in my life, that would also have meant consuming alcoholic beverages throughout the evening. I never considered myself to be an alcoholic, but I never passed up the chance to have a drink, either. Alcohol wasContinue reading “CYW/OB Accomplished”

Quarterly Report #6

As the year draws to a close, it’s been quite a ride for me and my humble little platform for addressing the world, both present and future. As I have done before, I’m going to put a few words together to reflect on the quarter gone by, and also look ahead to the future aContinue reading “Quarterly Report #6”

As the teen years approach

There’s just a few days left in the year 2012, which will be the first full year that I’ve written this blog. I have many posts from the past year that I’m proud to have written, and I’ll soon put together a retrospective on some of them. It’s been an interesting year, as I supposeContinue reading “As the teen years approach”

I was dreaming when I wrote this

As we begin the final month, either of the year or of civilization on earth, I’m reminded of Prince’s song “1999” from the album of the same name. The premise of the song is that if the world is coming to an end, we should all have fun before it does. My favorite line isContinue reading “I was dreaming when I wrote this”

Some thoughts on New Year’s Eve

Greetings from a crowded roller rink. I served as the driver (and will again before the night’s over), paid for the admission, helped with lacing skates, bought a cold drink for a thirsty little one, and am now guarding everyone’s stuff until it’s time to go home. I enjoy blogging a lot (why else wouldContinue reading “Some thoughts on New Year’s Eve”