Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman

You may recall that I had problems with the US Postal Service a while back. Well, they’re up to their old antics, it seems. 

Bad Business, pt. II

It’s weird how things tend to play out. I’d previously written about my negative experience with an online company.  In sum, a screw-up in the ordering process left me without information, despite multiple requests for an update.  In the end, it turned out that the merchandise was non-existent, and there had been a serious misunderstanding….

Bad Business

Two weeks ago, I placed an online order with a company that sells collectible memorabilia.  I won’t name the company because, honestly, I see no point.  Anyway, the transaction was done online – payment submitted, and a receipt issued.  I was thrilled, as I’d been considering the purchase for over a year and I finally…

Local Color

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m not one for a lot of graphics and/or video. 

Yeah, I’m Alive

I’ve been terribly amiss in updating my blog, but there’s a reason. The short answer is that I haven’t done much worth reporting. The long version is that this winter has been painfully hard on me.  I fell into a serious funk and it’s been hard breaking away from it.  I’ve come back here a…

Drinks and Glasses

The Ellis cordial now belongs to the ages.  The Little Lady consumed the last of it with gusto, then promptly turned to me and ask for more. So, I made a new batch but this time I made a significant change: I used a bag of frozen mixed berries, rather than fresh blackberries.  The only…