Monthly Archives: July 2012

Entry 148: I’m No Luddite, But…

In the early 19th Century, bands of itinerant British workers rampaged through factories, destroying machinery in the belief that technology was eliminating their livelihoods. They were called Luddites, after Ned Ludd, an 18th Century British textile worker who had originated … Continue reading

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Entry 147: Five-Ring Circus

Sometimes I just have to go off-topic to rant about something I find to be particularly annoying. Like the Olympics. In case you’ve been living off-planet for awhile, you know that the London Olympics start tomorrow. We know this because … Continue reading

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Entry 146: Water, Water Everywhere

Now that we have to supply our own drinking water from our own well without knowing where the well is getting the water from or, for that matter, where our well even is, I’ve been noticing all the different kinds … Continue reading

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Entry 145: Table These Notions

Being that I have not yet figured out how to earn a living from blogging, I continue with my day job, which is direct marketing. I know what you’re thinking: “So this is the moron who wants me to buy … Continue reading

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Entry 144: Living Small

We fully realized that, in moving to this house at our age, we were going against the cultural standard. We were upsizing, not downsizing, as normal people do when they’re in their late fifties. But we had no idea how … Continue reading

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Entry 142: Horses of a Different Color

So suddenly there are all these whimsically-painted horses all over downtown Stamford. They just sort of magically appeared one day, as if they had all escaped from a traveling fairy rodeo or something. Initially, I thought that perhaps the city … Continue reading

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Entry 142: Everything I’ve Learned I’ve Seen Out My Office Window

I’m writing this post in real time, just like Jack Bauer on 24, except without all the, you know, grimacing and explosions and such. It is July 9, 1:09pm. I’m sitting in my office, doing whatever the hell I do … Continue reading

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