From the Cabbage Patch

In Episode #55 I talk about working at Toys “R” Us. There’s a lot more detail there for another time, but I’d rather talk about my strange work history. Here are a few of the highlights. Some of my early jobs were gas station attendant (I lasted only three hours—really not my thing), and telemarketerContinue reading “From the Cabbage Patch”

The Ever-Growing CV

As I am quick to point out to everyone, I recently retired. But this doesn’t mean I have stopped doing things. I have mentioned before the online presentation for Nachtkritik. I also was asked to review a couple of journal articles (but apparently I was too soft; one was rejected and the other was returnedContinue reading “The Ever-Growing CV”

When I’m 54…or 65…

This is the companion blog to Audio Chimera podcast episode number 54. It’s about my retirement, which happened at 65—in case you couldn’t figure out the title… I’ve heard about people who retire, and then they have nothing to do. Work was their entire life. They waste away and die. Not me. Now, as anContinue reading “When I’m 54…or 65…”

The Cruise (Part 1)

When you choose a cruise line for a vacation, you do your research and find one that will be ideal. A river cruise? Great! A floating hotel in which to relax for however long the trip is. You do not expect to spend so much time riding in buses, staying in hotels, or paying forContinue reading “The Cruise (Part 1)”

Worst Birthday Gift Ever

My full post on Facebook was: “Thanks, Supreme Court…worst birthday gift ever.” They struck down Roe v. Wade on my birthday. I’m not sure what’s worse—that, or potential justices lying to Congress saying that they’d never do it. And it seems, constitutionally, there’s nothing to be done about it. At least on that level. IfContinue reading “Worst Birthday Gift Ever”

Saw It? Dig It!

When playing the human rototiller for the garden prior to planting grass and making a relaxing spot for the new lawn furniture, I realized that I was emulating a character from a video I made a few years back. So I thought I’d include the photo, and a link to the video. And here’s theContinue reading “Saw It? Dig It!”

Cleaning Up/Out

This weekend, I had two dreams about cleaning out my school/campus office. This comes right after I did in fact clean out my most recent campus office. Was it a bittersweet moment leaving it behind? Actually, no; it was just another step towards retirement. Although the actual process of cleaning out my office took severalContinue reading “Cleaning Up/Out”