Quick Ramble on Polar Vortexes and Florida Ryding

Way back in 2018 I rambled on about bomb cyclones and polar vortexes when I lived back in New York City. Pre-war buildings and steam heat worked wonders. NYC this weekend is about to get another severe winter freeze getting down to below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. For my friends there please stay inside and stay … Continue reading Quick Ramble on Polar Vortexes and Florida Ryding

I found a new location to celebrate National Croissant Day

When I moved from New York City about 18 months ago I seriously missed the many ethnic food shops that Central Florida simply does not have in abundance. Sure, after a few months here I came across an authentic French Bakery that I adored. However they soon closed after the landlord booted them out to … Continue reading I found a new location to celebrate National Croissant Day

Conference Championship Games on the road to the Super Bowl

Well the final playoff bracket happens tomorrow as the last four teams standing vie for an invitation to the Super Bowl. Of course my observations are all shaded by my orange and black Cincinnati Bengals lenses. The NFC starts out tomorrow afternoon with the San Francisco 49er's visiting the Philadelphia Eagles. For weeks leading up … Continue reading Conference Championship Games on the road to the Super Bowl

Today is National Florida Day and all the strangeness that comes with it

National Florida Day celebrates the day this region of the US officially became a state. No wonder it happened during a winter month. Florida seems to attract an entire bevy of odd characters. Watching the local news is practically a three ring circus. This season is my favorite all year. Moderate, even warm, days make … Continue reading Today is National Florida Day and all the strangeness that comes with it

NFL Playoffs and crossing fingers for my Bengals

Division Round for the NFL this weekend. You may know the results so far. The Kansas City Chiefs handled the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Philadelphia Eagles manhandled the New York Giants. Tonight we will see quite the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. While I do not love the Cowboys I … Continue reading NFL Playoffs and crossing fingers for my Bengals

The third Saturday of January is National Use Your Gift Card Day

Did you receive Gift Cards for the holiday season? I both gave and received them. Today's National Day is a reminder to use them instead of letting them slowly be swallowed by the growing stack on your desk. While some cards are good forever, many have limits or costs if you try to spend them … Continue reading The third Saturday of January is National Use Your Gift Card Day

A Martin Luther King Jr. Reading Suggestion

Today we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1929. My recommendation is to spend some of your day reading his own words. I have a number of his books, either written himself or collected from his articles and speeches. Some options I will consider today: Stride Toward Freedom; The Montgomery Story Where … Continue reading A Martin Luther King Jr. Reading Suggestion

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

This is the first of three posts where I will take a particular National Day and spin an extended Throwback Thursday based on memories of that topic... Not sure which interest this National Day serves but it prompts a memory of a rainy day when I was probably in about second grade. We lived in … Continue reading National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

Throwback Thursday – A Digital Adventure Program

I've worked with computers for four decades, since the very early days. My first home computer was a model called a Color Computer sold by Radio Shack from roughly 1980 through 1991. It was different from many of the early computers including other computers sold by Tandy/Radio Shack. First it had an advanced color scheme … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – A Digital Adventure Program