A couple of weeks ago I decided I needed to cut the grass before the next rainstorm, which was forecast to arrive in a couple of days. Cutting the grass here is a big production. We have a huge lawn.
Practicing my golf swing?
The above photos show way less than half of the yard that has to be cut.… Continue reading
In 2016 we joined an Off the Beaten Path excursion to Yosemite and had a blast. Our guide, an interesting fellow, knew a lot about hiking, camping, and generally all things outdoors. He highly recommended a particular brand of socks: Darn Tough. I had never heard of them.
He raved that they were the best socks money could buy. He… Continue reading
If you’re like me, you feel a need to change your profile selfie from time to time. But then, I stumbled onto an iOS app I really like: Prisma. Using this app, you can turn any photo into … well, something else altogether. It’s rather fun to use. I’ve even blogged about it before and here, and here, and here.… Continue reading
I suppose most people do. Color is such a huge part of my selection process when picking anything out for purchase.
Last Friday I bought several short-sleeved shirts. Style and fabric mattered, but color was what first drew me to each shirt. I’ve often wished I could design the color patterns in my own clothes: create the fabric itself.
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I read a really interesting essay by Chris Bowler: On Mindfulness and Quality. He provoked my thinking.
I don’t like to think of myself as materialistic, though I’m certain I’m more materialistic than I would care to admit. I’ve always, since the days of my youth, preferred to do without “stuff” until I could have something I felt was of… Continue reading
Most people make spectacles of themselves. I know I have certainly done so. But this week I have placed new spectacles on myself.
I decided to go with something that combines vintage with a dash of stylish singularity that makes a bit of a statement. I now consider myself old enough to make such statements!
The Anne et Valentin frames… Continue reading
Everyone who knows me knows that I live in my ecco Track 6 GTX Plain Toe Lo shoes. I’ve worn these for over 10 years now and have literally worn a pair of them out! I have them in brown and in black.
Recently, I’ve noticed that the shoe strings (laces) on my black pair are really frayed and will… Continue reading
Oh, we need these out here in California! I would love one for an in town getaway when I needed to gain back my sense of balance!
I wish I had known about these when I was in Holland. I would have made an effort to tour one! But this video is the next best thing:
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Last week I was reminiscing about the barber shops I went to as a child. My mother read the post and asked me if the old Lucky Tiger Cru-Butch Control Hair Wax I wore in my hair way back when was still sold. I had looked for it a while back and couldn’t find it. But I thought, at her… Continue reading
I have vivid memories of the first barber shop I visited as a very young child—a tiny place, only 5 or 6 chrome plated chairs with little padded arm rests for men to wait their turn. Unlike the picture, the seat and back were black. The shop only had room for 2 barbers. As a young child I thought these… Continue reading