60th – Another Bucket List Checkmark

Last summer, with my 60th birthday a scant 10 months away, I began contemplating how to celebrate. In the past, most holidays, including birthdays, were lumped into “just another day” categories, primarily due to my career choice and the fact that duty called, regardless of the day of the year. Mrs. Lawrence did make sure…

And That’s A Wrap

“Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.” – Victor Borge Depending on which holiday, or holidays, you choose to celebrate this time of year, you’re either finished, halfway through, or just starting. But, I think it’s safe to say that the holiday TV commercials, which seemingly begin right after Halloween,…

Conspiracies Abound

“What if we can breathe in space but the government tells us we can’t so we don’t escape?”……unknown The Oxford English Dictionary defines conspiracy theory as “the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties; spec. a belief that some covert but influential agency (typically political in…

The First Cut Is The Deepest

“Moving on is like celery. It doesn’t taste good and who cares if it’s good for you.” – Me I’ve been thinking about the whole “cutting the cord from my expensive cable” thing. I’ve been thinking about it a lot. I thought about it 4 years ago when I bought my 2 (yes 2) Apple TV…

The Enigma

“I married a big, strapping cop and now you’re Urkle.” – Mrs. Lawrence Enigma: noun, plural enigmas; Chiefly Archaic, enigmata [uh–nig-muh-tuh] 1. a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation: 2. a person of puzzling or contradictory character: I am an enigma. There, I said it. And I’m proud of it too. My life, thus far,…

I Have “Reverse iPhone Separation Anxiety”

“Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety” – Plato It’s true. I have iPhone separation anxiety. But not in the manner you assume. My anxiety stems from the constant separation between Mrs. Lawrence and her iPhone. A few years ago we made a conscious decision to ditch our landline at home.…