Back To The Routine

Yes, I am becoming more and more like my uncle…. ….Uh, to clarify, I mean only in the writing routine’s sense! πŸ˜‰ Full-time authoring is work as assuredly as any other job. […]

Bottom Places

I”ve shared my personal “top places” list. We all like to talk “best.” When we travel, we tend not to seek out “the worst.” But what about “bottom places”? Uh, I knew […]

Top Places

We all have destinations we like. But settling systematically on a list of cities/ locales we’ve visited/ lived that we like the most? That may not be all that easy. Restricting my […]

Paper Or Kindle?

We hear the future belongs to e-books. Paper will vanish. The next generation will look at us oldsters and ask sheepishly, “You really remember what it was like read from paper?” Although […]

Customer Support

I’ve finally stopped laughing long enough to post this. I just witnessed my wife’s attempting to get a straight answer to a “simple” question from her new U.S. mobile phone provider. It […]


Currently Russians constitute one of the largest immigrant groups to the U.S. Today’s influx began with the first arrivals following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991-1992. At that same time, […]

Ski Runs

Starting Friday a bit early, and I thought I’d post this. Yesterday was a gorgeous Catskills day. I grabbed a photo of Windham Mountain ski resort, looking up from the car park, […]

It’s A Nightmare

Yesterday morning we were told our girlfriend’s ashes will be scattered on March 10. Busy with other things in recent weeks, I had forced her death (mostly) to one side, trying not […]