Thoughts on the Brexit

The Brexit frightens me. (In the unlikely event you have no idea what “Brexit” is, it’s the decision made by the United Kingdom last week to leave the European Union.) What frightens me about the Brexit is not what it does to the stock market, or global trade, the value of the dollar compared to […]

Solstice (and not much else)

Happy Solstice! At least in my particular corner of the world, the sun reaches its zenith, i.e., its greatest distance from the equator, today at 6:34 p.m. In terms of daylight, we’ll have 15 hours, 19 minutes, 33 seconds of it today. Woohoo! I am once again back on submission. My manuscript is in Carrie’s […]

“Not MY Son”

There was a kid on my block that used to really piss us off. He wasn’t part of our regular group. He was a couple of years younger than the youngest of us (me), presumably enough of an age difference that he just didn’t quite fit. We generally avoided him and his friend, a nasty […]

Monday Musing: No Real Theme

Starting is always the hardest part. Do I ease into the post with an introductory paragraph, or dive right in? It’s supposed to be fun. Over the last few weeks I’ve been reading Stacy McKitrick’s agonizings over the Pittsburgh Penguins’ playoff fortunes. She’s up! She’s down! She’s up! She’s down! (Today, she’s down) And as […]