Swinging Trees

Jun 21, 2014 | | Say something

  The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb When we moved into our house 15 years ago, the backyard was a steep, grassy hill. I didn’t have to mow it too many times before deciding a wooded backyard would be a lot more […more]

Italy – Siena (day 2)

Dec 12, 2010 | | 1 comment

Jeanie and I started our day with a couple of hours of extra sleep.  This was to be a slower day in Siena followed by a bit of excitement on our trip to Rome.  Siena is a medieval Tuscan city, rich with art and history in addition to the beautiful country we saw on our […more]

Italy – Siena (day 1)

Dec 11, 2010 | | 1 comment

Now that our trip is a couple of weeks in the past, the view from a distance (in both geography and time) makes certain parts of it fade and other stand out.  Our visit to Siena was and still is my favorite part of the trip.  I could have spent the week there and been […more]

Italy – Venice

Dec 4, 2010 | | 2 comments

This blog post was originally posted on my blog site. In case the audio does not translate well into Facebook or email world, you can click this link to see the original. As I prepared to write about our trip to Venice this morning, I saw this news story about Venice having extreme  flooding.  We were […more]

Italy – Preparations

Dec 3, 2010 | | 2 comments

My sister-in-law, Cathryn calls me a few weeks ago and says she’s thinking of going to Italy for Thanksgiving and would Jeanie and I like to come too.  She probably would have called Jeanie, but since she had worked the night before, she was sleeping.  I said, it sounded like fun and that we would […more]


Oct 2, 2010 | | 3 comments

Tying My Own Shoes

Feb 15, 2010 | | 2 comments

While boarding my plane on my recent trip to Arizona, I overheard one passenger telling another about a different method for tying shoes.  He was just finishing the explanation and telling her how it was much more secure than the regular method.  My shoes are constantly coming untied, so I was curious, but the line […more]

Family Vacation

Aug 3, 2009 | | 2 comments

We’ve been back for almost three weeks and it’s just a little bit late to be posting stuff about our vacation, but we had such a wonderful time, it would be a shame to go without chronicling it. For those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook, you already saw what we were […more]

Random News

Oct 26, 2008 | | 3 comments

Trip to the Mountains Jeanie and I spent this past weekend in the Mtns of NC.  Our main purpose was just to get away and take a break from the pressure cooker that life has been lately.  This was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast and I think we chose well.  The Mast […more]

The Solution

Sep 5, 2008 | | 2 comments

Yes!  After much wrestling with the puzzle of life, I have now figured it all out.  In case you were wondering, you will observe from the accompanying Rubic’s Cube , the puzzle is now solved.  I have the whole Jimazing answer.  There is nothing else to say. Now I will have to think of something […more]