Tales From the Front – a Landlord’s Lament

Sometimes You’re the Big Dog Sometimes You’re the Chew Toy The horrors of being a landlord Two tales of WTF Tenants Episode 1 The Three Little Pigs We rented a nice 3 bedroom house to 3 hair dressers (2 girls and a guy). A client of mine vouched for them and was their employer. They Read More …

It’s How You Deal With Problems That Defines You

This axiom applies to everything. However…  in this particular instance I am referring to the Dallas Fire Marshal shutting down an art show put on by Chocolate and Art in Dallas, Texas. In case you are unfamiliar with Chocolate and Art, this is an event organizer out of Los Angeles.  They do pop-up art shows Read More …

The Story of Slick.The.Dog

Every dog has a story This is the story of Slick.The.Dog July 2016 We were on a little trip back to Northern California (where it all started).  We has spent several days in Silicon Valley with my son and went back to SFO (San Francisco Airport) to pick up our rental car for the rest Read More …

Roadkill on the Information Superhighway

I am re-publishing this piece here, because I think it needs to be seen again. I originally published this article in Lies Magazine back in 1995, after witnessing the demise of someone I knew, caused directly by his involvement in usenet groups and running afoul of the wrong individual. It is my observation today that Read More …

Giving Free Advice on NextDoor Will Get Your Account Locked

Next Door Will Lock Your Account It would appear dispensing free advice on NextDoor will get your account locked, no matter how many people look forward to and appreciate the free advice. For several months I have been posting PSAs (Public Service Announcements) on tech topics, all of which you will see here in this Read More …

Scoliosis Surgery Recovery at Home

Segment 3 of this blog picks up where The Big Day left off And to reinforce what I’ve said before, I am NOT a medical professional of any kind. Consult a doctor or at least a physical therapist before undertaking any suggestions found on this blog. You take full responsibility for using any of this Read More …

Pain, Painkillers, Erectile Dysfunction and You

In the Big Blog that started all this blather, there’s a section on pain medications and their side-effects. This page is the logical progression from that section. Once again I am not a medical professional. What I write is from personal experience, conversations with my peers and over 60 years on this planet observing the Read More …

What Else Can They Do To You?

Here’s a little piece of advice from someone who’s been there. At one point in my life, back in the 80s, things were going wrong so fast and is such abundance, I made the egregious error of asking out loud “What else could possibly go wrong?” Don’t ever do that. My answer came so fast Read More …

The Big Day

Segment 2 of this 3-stage blog picks up where Living (Dealing) With Scoliosis leaves off (read it for the history of my scoliosis) and is written to assist those living with scoliosis and similar spinal disorders only correctable via surgery. It’s LONG. Very L.O.N.G. and you should take this into account. It covers my spine Read More …

Living (Dealing) With Scoliosis

To set appropriate expectations… This is L.O.N.G. So acquire your favorite beverage / snack / lounging attire, get comfortable and cover the kiddies’ eyes and ears, as it is also NOT G-Rated. OK? OK. The reason this blog exists is to help others suffering with similar debilitating and painful spinal conditions. Aside from Scoliosis, there Read More …