Monthly Archives: January 2008

The Cars

My-beautiful-pictureA Story About The Vehicles I Have Owned

For better or worse, it seems that the vehicles I’ve owned over the years seem to match the phase of my life. From the time I earned to drive at age 18, I’ve now owned twelve four-wheeled vehicles of one type or another. Continue reading

Taking On the Hacks

Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor

I’ve been posting letters to the editor (LTEs) fairly reguarly these past months. Most of the letters end up being published here on my family blog along with background commentary. What I don’t usually publish here, or even comment on, are e-mails I’ve been sending directly to the columnists. Normally, the columnists ignore my e-mails. On two occassions they’ve graced me with nasty replies, which I get the last word in on.

But for the first time ever, several weeks ago a writer actually published my e-mail to him as basis for an extremely mean-spirited and insulting column. The end result was getting my first-ever column published under my byline. Continue reading

Starting Fresh All Over Again

Resume

Resume

I haven’t written much these past few weeks. It’s not that this has been a quiet time; It really hasn’t been. Over the holidays we visited with Mom while my brother’s family was also with her in New York. Then they all came down here to Virginia with us. Then they all went back to Mom’s house and we stayed here. Then we started the new year of 2008.

But I haven’t written much just because it’s been a stressful time besides all that. In late December I started to look for a new job. Continue reading

Chinese Zodiac Rat

Welcoming in the year of the Rat!

Chinese Zodiac Rat

Chinese Zodiac Rat

For the first post of 2008, I want to send everyone a Happy New Year in the traditional Chinese blessing of good health, happiness, and prosperity. For those of you inclined to make new years resolutions (all of which you’ll break by the second day of the year), it’s not too late to add those final few items to your list. Continue reading