More Familial Love

  You know what’s more frustrating than not finding stuff?  Watching someone who’s wronged you continue to prosper.  I don’t mean that I wish ill on the person; I just wish they’d do right by me. A while back, I mentioned that I’d made a loan to a relative and that he’s failed to repay…

Feed Me!

I chose not to sleep. Yeah, I know; I didn’t want to throw off my sleep schedule, especially since that’s becoming a joke as it is.  So I stayed up and tackled some of that work I’d been complaining about. 

The Cupboard Was Bare

You know what’s aggravating? Driving over a substantial area in an attempt to locate merchandise that you want only to find out that no one locally carries it. 

Danger Zone

Today a woman nearly slammed into me.  Had she actually connected, there is no doubt in my mind that I would not be here writing this. 

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. 

Et tu, Amazon?

Been having my share of ‘bad business moments,’ but I never thought that I’d add Amazon to that list.

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…

The final days of summer break are here and I don’t know how I feel about that.

Sour Wine

One of my favorite films is Carol Reed’s The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), starring Rex Harrison and Charlton Heston.  It is based on the Irving Stone quasi-biography (of the same name) of sixteenth-century Italian artist, Michelangelo Buonoratti (d. 1564).  While the book is a cradle-to-grave historical novel, the film version is very specific –…