The things we used to take for granted

What are things you used to be able to do without thinking that aren’t so simple now … and that’s if you can even do them at all?

I talk about a few of them from my life, and feel free to share yours in the comments.

The things we used to take for granted A Silly Place

Going to a youth baseball game … grabbing a couple slices of pizza … going to a fireworks display … there are lots of things we used to be able to do that either have new rules to think about or aren’t happening at all.
  1. The things we used to take for granted
  2. Adventures in learning to drive
  3. Hair, be gone!
  4. Episode 1: What am I doing … and what is that noise?

Here are all the places you can listen.


Apple Podcasts



Pocket Casts

Google Podcasts


Everything feels different now

Once upon a time, a knee in the back or an elbow in the knee at a basketball game just meant we were at an arena where seating was tight.

When I look back on it now, though, I think “No social distancing there.”

Sort of like when we see Rick Steves in a bar, and Rick Steves goes to bars a lot.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Bex of BEXoxoBlog was nice enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

It’s not the first time someone looked past my ability to find dark clouds in silver linings, which I appreciate, and being nominated does come with responsibilities.

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Adventures in learning to drive

I recently saw a humorous post from Bex over at BEXoxoBlog about cars and birthdays and learning to drive that inspired me to talk about some of my own experiences.

In addition to Spotify and Apple Podcasts, here are all the places you can listen.



Pocket Casts

Google Podcasts


Could it be … baseball I can see?

Worcester, Massachusetts, is about 30 miles from my house.

The city has a team, the Bravehearts, that plays summers in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League … a league that, assuming it gets the official sign-off, will not only have games this summer, but games fans can attend.

Can you see what I’m getting at?

However, I’d still want to see what the rules are before I think about thinking about it. They’d better have a plan to require and enforce social distancing, for starters, and I’d be OK with masks, too, Continue reading “Could it be … baseball I can see?”

When there was nothing else, there was walking

I’ve always been more of a banana bread guy, but remember when making sourdough bread was a thing?

And toilet paper!?!? People were literally obsessed with finding toilet paper. It actually felt like a triumph to score some.

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Don’t even tell me if the world is ending

Hey, everyone, I’ve told you before … I do not want to know when I am going to die.

I don’t care if it’s 30 years from now due to whatever it is people die from when they’re almost 80, or the end of the world in four days.

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