Ye Olde Cleanse

As you get older a common desire is to get rid of the clutter and dead wood in your life.  Both people and things.  Kentucky and I used to talk about removing the dead wood from our lives 30 years ago so you can only imagine how much more there …

Iconic Photos

What makes a photo Iconic?  I think if you think of someone or something then the first image that comes to mind is Iconic.  For example.  If you mention Hunt, you think of: The ex CEO of Jordan Publishing, you think of: The Clash, you think of: And of course …

The Mini-Break

So tomorrow (today) is already March 1st.  If you are in the 55+ club you’ll know full well that instead of getting 12 months to a year, you are lucky if you have 12 weeks.  It all goes by so fast.  This year my wife and I are going to …

Die With Dignity?

So they often talk about dying with dignity, but it seems to me the older you get the less likely that is to happen.  This is why people like James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee, Jean Harlow, Natalie Wood, and of course Jesus died young so they didn’t have to …

Dead Shark Syndrome

So life continues with its fair share of highs and lows.  When you get into your fifties you can easily suffer a little bit from “dead shark syndrome” – walking around with the dead lifeless eyes of a shark.  There are few surprises at this age and most of the …

Cooperation

Nothing makes me happier than when The Consul helps out a lesser mortal in making this blog better.  Writing a blog takes a lot more time and effort than most people realize, and even if it is drivel, it is our drivel!  So when you see things like this:it fills …

Perfection

So as pointed out here I was lucky to have both of my kids home for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  My son was hoping to reproduce our Thanksgiving shenanigans but I was just pleased to see him.  Of course my daughter, god bless her, brought her own shot glasses and the …

Christmas 2017

I think it is safe to say that although this may not have been a great year for the country or the world, for me and my family it was pretty much perfect. With the exception of the over indulgence under the Christmas Tree, I could not ask for more. …

Popularity

I thought I’d check in with Google to see how we’re doing since firing up the site again earlier this year.  Firstly this is no 2013 – in those days  we were really cranking,  but we have a few visitors that are not in Texas or England so clearly some …

Control

The worst word when you become an adult is: “Control”.  When you are a kid you can lose control all the time and the consequences are minor, but as you become an adult, particularly if you are a parent or have a high profile profession, you really don’t have the …

Bend Over!

So I went for my 6+ year physical today.  There is nothing I hate more than going to see the Doctor, but I knew how happy my wife would be so I made an appointment as an early Christmas present – yes I’m a giver. Here’s the problem – it …