Hey DaTechGuy, What the X*#(&)(@ is Taking So Long with DaMove?

Glad you asked. Yesterday I got a big surprise in the mail, it was a letter from the new company with a check for what I paid already for the move. I was bluntly told that our database is so corrupted that there is simply no way to get it imported.  They tried multiple different … Continue reading Hey DaTechGuy, What the X*#(&)(@ is Taking So Long with DaMove?

Why Trump will be Re-Elected in Five Sentences

When Barack Obama was elected I was making $20 working mostly from home with excellent Benefits, sick and vacation pay. When Barack Obama left office eight years later I was working as a temp with no vacation or holiday pay at $9.50 an hour and that only because I worked 3rd shift and got a … Continue reading Why Trump will be Re-Elected in Five Sentences

The Blog Transition Clock has now started. Here is what to expect during weeks of DaMove

As you might have noticed the fundraiser that I pined to the top of the blog yesterday is no longer there. That's because our stated goal has been reached. We managed about 40% when it 1st went up. Another 20% through a facebook link from Baldilocks. When I came home from work I saw that … Continue reading The Blog Transition Clock has now started. Here is what to expect during weeks of DaMove

The Site is back up again or Always listen to your Guardian Angel

Ok we're back up (obviously) and I have a short story to tell you that you can take any way you wish. I get out of work at midnight. When I got home from work I went to bed thinking to my self: "I need to go to confession" I woke up early enough to … Continue reading The Site is back up again or Always listen to your Guardian Angel

30 tips to stay married 30 years Tip 23 The Dollar Store is Your Friend

It's been over a year since I added to my "30 tips to stay married 30 years" list mostly because I couldn't think of any new ones past 22 but today one hit me. DaWife and I went out to lunch and on the way back I stopped at the dollar store to buy reading … Continue reading 30 tips to stay married 30 years Tip 23 The Dollar Store is Your Friend

Gord The Polar Bear

Indulge me as I take a brief trip down memory lane. I started blogging in 2003, at the time focusing on NASCAR although often chasing down rabbit holes and/or digressing. In May of 2005, for reasons I don't recall I created a character to occasionally show up in the blog. Specifically, a polar bear named … Continue reading Gord The Polar Bear

I’ll never forget when my life ended

Some say the world will end in a bang, and some say with a whimper. My world ended with a ringtone. Looking back, the whole thing played out like a farce but was really a tragedy. It all started in late August when my beloved Shirley complained about a sore on the top of her … Continue reading I’ll never forget when my life ended

Some of My Best Friends Are Catholic

by baldilocks Many of my Facebook friends – most of whom are conservatives -- are arguing about controversies of recent vintage and of this particular day: whether or not to continue watching the NFL, whether Christians should allow their children to take part in Halloween festivities or participate in those festivities themselves. I find it … Continue reading Some of My Best Friends Are Catholic

Sin City Is Getting A Whole Lot Hotter (And Why That’s A Good Thing)

I have an online friend named Alison. Alison is smart, witty, and quite attractive. Unfortunately, Alison is also dealing with a pancreas from hell, this manifesting itself in numerous hospitalizations including one at the present time. Prayers for her healing are requested. Alison recently moved to Las Vegas. No, not because she wants to be … Continue reading Sin City Is Getting A Whole Lot Hotter (And Why That’s A Good Thing)

Ring Ring Ring Ripoff

Be careful when you answer the phone! If you are told that a relative is injured or in some kind of other desperate situation, beware. It's commonly known as "The Grandparent Scam", because elderly people are often the victims, but it could happen to anyone who isn't sufficiently skeptical and gets caught off guard. Someone … Continue reading Ring Ring Ring Ripoff

The Patriots & NFL Lost my Wife Today

Over the last two years my wife has really fallen in love with the Patriots, she has consumed the game with a passion that only matches her love of quilting. Today despite my own misgivings I turned on the game for her (I'm pretty indifferent except for Brady) and while Tom Brady, Robert Kraft and … Continue reading The Patriots & NFL Lost my Wife Today

After Irma UPDATED

I spent most of Sunday night in my closet. Not in the coming-out-of-the-closet figurative way: I actually was lying on a down comforter on top of a foam pad with two pillows while hurricane Irma pounded away outdoors. I'm fortunate to have a closet large enough to sleep in, and it was the quietest place … Continue reading After Irma UPDATED

Tribalism is Natural

by baldilocks A little secret: I had to do community service for a misdemeanor. My crime: carrying a loaded weapon in public. (Hey, it’s California.) I plead guilty and, because it was a first offense, I received community service. Some might remember that I fractured my left wrist from a fall back in 2012. I … Continue reading Tribalism is Natural

I’d rather be thinking about curtains

We live lives of privilege. We can spend hours debating politics, deciding what to wear to work, which running shoes to buy, which cut of beef to grill with shrimp and veggies for dinner, and where to spend our vacations. We also spend substantial amounts of money, time and effort on our homes. In addition … Continue reading I’d rather be thinking about curtains

Divine intervention brought my child back to life. Of this, I have no doubt.

This morning, Dr Starnes at Childrens' Hospital of Los Angeles walked into the waiting room and told me that the repair done to my 2-month-old son's heart was a success. He said he should be in great shape for years to come. I've documented my feelings about the medical system that has helped my son … Continue reading Divine intervention brought my child back to life. Of this, I have no doubt.