Category Archives: Personal

Chaucer, 1997-2013

I can’t imagine there ever being a dog quite like Chaucer. He’s had a good life and certainly made mine ever so special. I’m gonna miss you good buddy. See you again someday.

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I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon, but…

I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon of sharing emotive photos and catch-phrases on things like Facebook. It is not my style and, honestly, I usually find it too easy – what does it really mean to post a … Continue reading

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How Local Businesses Get My Monies, And Why I Like It That Way

These days it seems like big box retailers and the Internet are seen as a threat to local business. I tend to think the Internet is more of a threat to big box retailers more so. Either way, I have … Continue reading

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I Can Haz Contacts!

As far back as I can remember, I have had to wear glasses. For whatever reason, until recently, I had written off contacts as being a possibility. But over the last few years I have asked my ophthalmologist about them. … Continue reading

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Feeling Old, But I Think It’s Worth It

Last Saturday the digital copies of my original VHS tapes of all my High School plays arrived and I spent some time this morning checking them out. It’s a digital mountain of memories and, on the downside, it makes me … Continue reading

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Records, Records, Records! And Beer!

Well Christmas has come and gone. This year ours was rather different as it was the first year we had our family Christmas get-together at our house (we used to have it at G-Ma’s and the last few years at … Continue reading

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Diving in Cozumel

As you know, I have been trying to get my Scuba certification and fortunately obtained it in time so that I could go diving on our cruise we took a few weeks ago. Lanna (Corey’s step-mom and family friend) also … Continue reading

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Back from our Cruise, it was amazing!

Last week, we went on our first cruise and had an amazingly good time (despite a few issues). Cozumel was absolutely breathtaking, both above the water and under it. We have a mountain of photos and video to sift through … Continue reading

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Open Water Diver Certified!

This last Wednesday, I completed my final required dives to be Open Water Certified (via Scuba School International)! It took a bit longer since the second Open Water dive was cancelled due to flooding caused by the last big rains … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving 101

I completed my class and pool work for my Scuba certification this weekend! Other than having a slight cold (which can affect diving a bit due to making it difficult to equalize ear pressure), I had a great time and … Continue reading

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