Happy New Fiscal Year!
I’m so thankful that 2020 is finally over and that we can now move on to 2021. What a year it has been! I am ready to be done with that!
Now, just as with the calendar years, I realize that not everyone celebrates the new fiscal year at the same time. This date seems to be the most prevalent, though, so I thought it was appropriate to party like its 2021 today.
In order to get 2021 off to a great start, I put together some information on the New Fiscal Year here for you, along with some additional thoughts and New Fiscal Year’s Resolutions. Continue reading “Happy New Fiscal Year!”
I am fascinated by the Sahara Dust Cloud that is supposed to be over the United States this weekend.
It is hard to believe that the dust from another part of the world could be here and making so much of a difference, and it raises plenty of questions. I thought I would share a few of them with you here. Continue reading “The Sahara Dust Cloud is fascinating, confusing and inspiring”
Why can’t a clothes washer and a dryer be combined into the same device? Dishwashers clean and dry the dishes. Why can’t we do this with clothes, too?
While working from home recently, I’ve had extra time to focus on important questions and thoughts such as these, so I thought I should share a few of them here with you today. You are welcome. Continue reading “Why don’t washing machines dry clothes? How did we get so many lids? And other important thoughts”
After a few months of wearing masks to the grocery store and other places, I have realized there are several positive benefits to them, in addition to the public health aspects.
So, along with it being an extremely simple and easy gesture to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus and to try put others at ease in public, here several other great things about wearing a mask in public. Continue reading “I like how I look in a mask, and several other benefits of wearing masks in public”
After working from home for the last two months due to the global pandemic, I have realized several things.
And since I still can’t talk to people face to face in most instances, I thought I would share a few of my realizations here: Continue reading “A few things I have learned after two months of working from home”
While staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, I decided to return to my journalistic roots and do some old-fashioned interviews to get to the heart of what is happening in the world.
I got out my trusty, dusty and somewhat crusty notebook, found a few subjects to interview and then asked the tough questions.
“How does all of this make you feel?” I asked my cat Glen. She and our other cat, Bubbles, were the only subjects I could get close enough to who would agree to be interviewed. Continue reading “Interview with the cats”
With so much extra time on our hands, many people have been reflecting on their lives and making plans for things they want to accomplish now and/or when this is all over.
While that sounds great, I have been focusing more on things I never want to do again. I call it my Reverse Bucket List.
Here is my Reverse Bucket List. What’s yours? Continue reading “What’s on your Reverse Bucket List?”
The coronavirus has completely changed life as we know it.
While I don’t want to downplay the seriousness of the situation, I did want to offer a few thoughts on some of the odd changes I have noticed:
- I can’t stop singing Happy Birthday to myself every time I wash my hands. I don’t even realize I am doing it now, and when I am done I tell myself “Happy Birthday!”
- Can you imagine how weird it will be to sing Happy Birthday at birthday parties from now on? We’ll all feel like we have to wash our hands as soon as we start singing.
Continue reading “A few thoughts on the current state of life in a completely different world”
Breakfast cereals are strange.
To me, the whole idea is kind of odd, and the cold cereal flavors just keep getting more and more bizarre. Continue reading “It’s time we had a talk about breakfast cereals”
It’s amazing how just a few simple words can have such a big impact.
I was thinking about this the other day after someone I didn’t know made a few very nice remarks about my writing. It probably was just a small comment to her and she didn’t think anything about it, but for me it was monumental.
“You read that? And you liked it? Wow,” I thought to myself. “Is this a trick? No, it’s just awesome. This is one of the best moments ever.” Continue reading “A few words can mean a lot”