The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

If you had just a minute to breathe And they granted you one final wish Would you ask for something like another chance? Or something similar as this? Don’t worry too much it’ll happen to you As sure as your sorrows are joys   It’s a shame there’s so few live videos of Traffic. Enjoy….

Rufus

I woke up feeling groggy and sluggish as I do during allergy season. June is late for allergy season, but all bets off this year regarding what happens when. I think it’s part of everything being great again. So Freya wakes up unusually bouncy and exuberant. Freya is a lazy dog. The laziest. Basset Hounds…

Common Courtesy vs Strategy vs None of the Above

You arrive at the elevator bank at work. Several others are already waiting. It’s one of those banks with 3 or 4 doors on each side and call buttons placed in the middle of each wall. An elevator arrives near you as you approach. You know you’ll be getting off soon since your floor is near…

The Writer’s Life?

While this blog hasn’t been getting the attention it deserves, I have been getting a great deal of writing done. Over at Baeldung I’ve finished four posts in the past two months. There’s a good chance these titles don’t mean anything to you. No worries. Using Lombok’s @Builder Annotation A Guide to Logback Using the JetS3t API with…

Dropping My Guard

A lousy conversationalist asked, “Which one of your dead dogs was your favorite?” Well, she didn’t really phrase it that way, but that’s what she meant. Setting up the context would take too long and require recounting even more of an incredibly awkward conversation. This is a blog, and I have to keep things punchy….

Why I Left Facebook

On April 11 I deleted my Facebook account. Well, I asked Facebook to delete my account. I think they have since it’s been 14 days. Of course, if I try to log in to make sure and they haven’t yet, it will reactivate my account. We have to request to have our data deleted. This is…

So Where Have I Been?

That’s rhetorical; I’m not really asking you. This blog went silent for quite a while. While I wasn’t writing here, I was writing. I took back-to-back 10-week writing courses (with mixed results,) and I also wrote a bunch of programming blog posts. Last year I signed up for a work-for-hire spot writing for a Java Programming…

WKRP in Cincinnati

If you’re ancient like me, this is pretty cool. Have a good weekend.