2020 has meant different things to different people, but to me, it was the year I became financially independent, retired, and decided to move back to the Midwest. Unfortunately, for most Americans, it is a different story. I didn’t have to decide between bringing home a paycheck and keeping my family healthy. When asked if… Continue reading Putting an End to 2020
I think of myself as a funny person. I’m mostly successful being quick-witted and making mundane situations more interesting. I failed during an audition for an improv group in college and gave up my comedy career shortly after. However, now that I am retired and full of hope, I decided to follow Jerry Seinfeld and… Continue reading You Like Jokes?
There is a common act of gambling that happens in offices every February. It’s a simple game with no skill involved. You purchase one or more of 100 “squares” that are part of the event. Every team sporting event ends with a numerical score (“14”, “10”, “3”, “0”, “35”,…). You use the last digit of… Continue reading Sports Squares App
Have you ever found out that you love something in your twenties? My parents encouraged me to play sports when I was a kid. My Dad went to college on a football scholarship and although we weren’t elite, my brother and I have some natural athletic abilities. He would grow to be 6’4″ and I… Continue reading Starting a Streak of Joy
Our phones and car know where we want to go. Why shouldn’t the traffic lights know as well? Long gone are the days of “just going for a drive.” If I’m in my car I have places I need to be and I would like to get there as quickly and safely as possible. I… Continue reading Why Aren’t Cars Talking To Traffic Lights?