It’s here! 2023. So it’s also here – my reviews of books I read in 2022. January I needed dependable reading to start another crappy lockdown year. At least catching the latest virus variant and getting over it so easily like any mild cold was a plus for this January. So off to a known … More 2022 – Reading List
I’ve been retired for long enough that I no longer think of myself as retired. I’m simply living my life. My first years of retirement were busy establishing that new life, a life filled with hopes and dreams collected over the previous working lifetime, a life I was eager to achieve. I became a published … More Retirement Musings Year 6
So cliché, but seriously, where did the summer go? I must have said this before, but September feels like the start of a new year. And September 2022 finds me ready for a new start. Isn’t that just like life, starting over and over and over again? It’s not a bad thing, but it sure … More September : Time to Restart
I turned 64 today. May 2-4, always a long weekend, and usually great weather, and a great time. But today I feel… not melancholy, not sad, but…reflective is the probably the best word. Suddenly, without my noticing, I’m in my mid-60s. Not elderly, but, let’s say, if I wasn’t already retired, I would be soon … More Another Turn Around the Sun
Today is Februrary 28, 2022. It’s been 2 years ago today that my, our, world changed. Here is an excerpt from my book “Lost Year. A Pandemic Diary 2020”, which documents my own journey through the first of these past 2 years. It’s not a long book, unlike the year. Enjoy and remember with me. … More Pandemic Anniversary 2022
“Music—soother of the teenage beast. If I had to give a one-word answer to describe the most important part of early teenage years, it would be music.” So begins this excerpt from “Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story” by Michele Sabad. Here’s some more from my Base Teen Town years – may it bring a … More Music : CAMP FOLLOWER Excerpt
2021. Another unprecedented (yes, I’ve overused this word, too) year. But life goes on, and reading is a big part of mine. With more stutters than starts this year, nevertheless, here’s the list. As usual, I read a variety of books, found, bought, and e-read from a variety of sources. January First up, a popular … More 2021 – Reading List
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my fellow Canadians! Oh, it will be a real one this year, again, finally. Yes, this year, a real turkey dinner on the Sunday of the weekend, with family members invited over to partake. But that hasn’t always been the case in my over-60 years of living, and not only because … More Thanksgiving 2021. Back to Life.
If you were a military brat like me, who enjoyed part of your childhood in Germany, then this story requires no explanation. But here’s a little. My mother collected Classic comic books. This childhood memory story reminds me that kids don’t care about classics, but they do about comics. At least we did. Excerpt from … More Lost Year excerpt : Comics
I’ve been away this summer, 2021. Physically, mentally, emotionally. Another tough month in another tough year. Just when things seem to bottom out, they sink some more. But if you know me, you know I cannot resist the climb back out. It’s September and time to try again. (Don’t quote me that stupid “do or … More 2021. September. Time to Try Again.