My perspectives on topics which don’t fit into one of my main interests.

Journaling with WordPress

500th Journal Post

This is my 500th post here on my site. I launched this site just over four and a half years ago primarily as a way to learn and do technology evaluations. Surprisingly, it has also become a regular habit. It is the first personal journal I have ever stuck with.
Thank You for the Birthday Wishes

One More Trip Around The Sun

Celebrated "one more trip around the sun" yesterday. As usual, my wonderful wife spoiled me with a delicious meal. I want to thank her for making me feel like "the king of the world" as she always does. I also wanted to thank all of the family and friends who took the time to reach out to wish me a happy birthday. It always means a lot.
December 23 Covid Test

Just Peachy…

After a week at the hospital with my mother-in-law, I can't say this is entirely unexpected. I was hoping the symptoms were just a cold rather than the Covid crud, but no. It is going to make things challenging over the next few weeks while she is in rehab.
Marines in Afghanistan

Perspectives on Veterans Day

We too often forget that the things that bind us together are much greater than the things that pull us apart. Take some time today to express gratitude to those who have safeguarded your freedom and acknowledge the substantial sacrifices millions of veterans have made.
Jimmy Buffett

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Jimmy Buffet's music has had a preferred spot on my playlists for most of my adult life. Just yesterday, "This Friday's Song" was "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" to accompany our Labor Day weekend trip to Amelia Island. It was so sad to see the news this morning that this unique artist and remarkable man passed away last night.
Fleming's Ace in the Hole - "Bogey"

Aussie Life Six Months In

It has been six months since we drove down to Old Town, Florida to pick up our newest furry family member, Bogey. Bogey is a red-merle Australian Shepherd. Owning a pet brings about significant changes in one's life - love, responsibility, and challenges. Bogey has certainly changed ours. Although there are days when we question our ability to handle it all, he never fails to do something cute, funny, or smart that warms our hearts.
The Flemings Christmas 2022

From Our Family to Yours

We are celebrating our fifth Christmas in Tallahassee this year. This year, I must have been an especially good boy because "Santa" made me a mincemeat pie. From our family to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Back to the moon…

This morning, NASA launched a rocket to the moon for the first time in fifty years. If you were not able to watch the launch, take a minute to watch. If it doesn't fill you with awe and pride, I would be surprised. Congratulations to the entire team at NASA and all of their commercial partners on a successful first launch of this exciting next step to enable human exploration of the moon and Mars. Remember... Always look up!
2022 Leon County Election Guide

Ready to Vote?

Today will be the twenty-sixth time since 1972 I have voted in a Congressional election. This year we will vote to select a local representative to the US House of Representatives and one of the US Senators from Florida. The 26th amendment that gave US citizens the right to vote at 18 was passed in July 1971. Many people fought hard to extend this right and I have always felt it was my duty to exercise that right thoughtfully and responsibly.
Ian Wilcox

So Long My Friend, Till We Meet Again…

We got the very sad news that my cousin Ian lost his valiant battle against cancer on Friday. Ian was one of those rare "old" souls who brought out the best in everyone around him. It was truly a blessing to be his friend and to be family.
Thank You with flowers behind

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes

Had a very relaxed three day weekend to celebrate "another trip around the sun." Wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the time to wish me a happy birthday I really appreciate it.