Friday, July 11, 2014

Day Off

Today is another use-it-or-lose it day off.  I’ve been looking forward to it not just because I get time off but because I’m going to do something special that has something to do with this picture below.


This house is located at 409 East Front Street in Perrysburg, Ohio.  No, I’m not going to actually go back to Perrysburg, but in a way I will be.

I’ll tell you all about it when I get back.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Half or Whole

I will find out later today if I get the whole day off or just the morning.  Right now, though, I’m going to find out if I can go back to sleep until the sun comes up.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Long Weekend

Combining a mandatory vacation day with a holiday weekend means blogging will be light and variable today through Monday.

Whatever shall I do?

12 Beach and Ocean

Friday, April 4, 2014

Every Other Friday

It’s happened again.  I’ve built up enough vacation time that I have to either take time off or lose the days.  So today and, schedule willing, every other Friday for the foreseeable future, I’ll be taking the day off.

8 Beach

I call it taking one for the team.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Back to Reality

As you leave Key Largo, the sign on US 1 says “Leaving Key Largo — Back to Reality.”  Very true.

Key Largo back to reality

I’m catching up on the news from the Navy Yard: yet another mass shooting on a military base.  Details are still coming in, but there are a number of fatalities and injuries.

Also, the United Nations is confirming that chemical weapons were used in Syria against civilians, but they’re stopping short of assigning blame.

It rained the entire time that I was in Key Largo, including some really heavy thunderstorms this morning, putting the kibosh on any plans to sit on the beach and gaze out at the ocean.  But I had a good time with my friends who made me a birthday luncheon and plied me with chocolate.  So despite the horrific news from the outside world, the day was not a total loss, and I’m grateful for the expressions of love and friendship from my friends and extended family.

Birthday Wishes

Today is my birthday — 61 if you’re counting — so I’m taking the day off and going down to the Keys to unwind and enjoy the day with some friends.  Thanks in advance for your good wishes — should you choose to send them — and I’ll see you later.

8 Beach

Monday, August 19, 2013

Travel Day

Vacation is over; I’m heading back to Miami today and back to work tomorrow.

As I alluded to last night, it’s been a bittersweet time: great to be with my parents and to go to Stratford, but also a goodbye to a place that will always be a part of my life.

Today is also the first day of school in Miami-Dade County.  Best wishes to the teachers, staff, and kids, and yes, I’m also wondering where did the summer go?

See you when I get back unless I see something worth posting.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Travel Day

President Obama and his family are off to Martha’s Vineyard for eight days.  Sounds like a great idea; everyone needs a little time off.

I too am out of here for a while: off on my annual pilgrimage to my hometown of Perrysburg, Ohio, and then on to Stratford, Ontario, for theatre and maybe even a picnic on the banks of the Avon River.

4. Swan

That means that blogging will be light and variable for the next week or so, at least in terms of the stuff that usually passes for content here.  Check back every now and then to see if I have put up anything.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Long Weekend

Today is another of my vacation days, coincidental with the long Memorial Day holiday coming up on Monday, so I’m going to go to a light and variable blogging schedule for the duration.

8 Beach

See you later.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Back to Work

Sunset over Key Largo 03-31-13

Spring break is over.

Thanks for waiting while I accomplished some important rest, reading, writing, and actually got things done around the house.

So, what did I miss?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Break Time

8 Beach

I’m on spring break from now until April 1, so I’m going on my vacation schedule.  Posting will be light and variable; I have a lot of writing, napping, crosswords, and TiVo to catch up on.  I might even take a trip or two to a place like this.

It’s a tough job, but I’m willing to take it.  What can I say; I’m just that kind of guy.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday, December 14, 2012

Casual Friday

Today is another of my kinda/sorta required vacation days, so that’s why things are a little on the quiet side here.

I had no idea my neighborhood lawn service showed up at 7:30 a.m.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Day Off

Did I tell you yesterday that I was taking today off and going down to the Keys to visit friends, relax on their patio, grill up some steaks, and then just enjoy the cool breezes off the bay?  No?  My bad.

Anyway, I’m back.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

On Vacation

I’m outta here this morning to Perrysburg and a visit with my parents, which also includes our annual pilgrimage to Stratford, Ontario, and the Shakespeare festival.

I’ll also be catching up with some friends, sleeping in, watching baseball and the Olympics, and generally goofing off, so blogging will be light and variable for the next ten days. But you never know when I might find something worth posting, so check in every so often if you like.