Monday, March 18, 2019

Howie Balaban: Looking for the Write Stuff

Before anyone says anything, the answer is yes. I am fully aware of several things.

Among those things? I haven't contributed anything written to this site in months. My goal of reading 52 books last year fizzled out with the arrival of spring and all the outdoor work that accompanied it (and I ended up at 33 books). And with those two items fully admitted to, what you're about to read next is either completely out of the question or completely inspired.
Or both. But we'll find out together.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Reminiscing: Moving Out and Moving In

Remember when you first moved out of your parent’s house? How old were you? Some people moved out right after graduation to join the military, or head off to college in mere weeks. Others stayed for awhile longer, while I’m sure there are some who have never actually left. For all those who moved out into the world on your own, where did you go, and who did you go with? Were you flying solo or did you have roommates?

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Curse of Daylight Savings Time Changes

It’s been almost a week since the big time change, and I think that I’m finally adjusting the the disruption in my circadian rhythm. I’ve heard all kinds of things about the benefits of Daylight Savings Time, but frankly, in my opinion, most of those arguments hold the same scientific weight as that old parental adage, “You’ll eat it and you’ll like it.” That argument just never ends well.