nasopharyngitis

I got a cold. This is that cold… A representation of the molecular surface of one variant of human rhinovirus I don’t get sick often…but when I do it usually goes cold – bronchitis – pneumonia. It rather quickly went…

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When I’m 64…

Well, here we are in the closing weeks of Fred’s Birthday Season… I suppose I should explain that. My darling wife, Amy, was concerned that after New Years there was nothing to look forward to in New England until spring,…

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The Bread and Milk Brigade

You may have heard, a few weeks ago…it snowed back here. It was in all the papers. (I have to quit using that phrase because there aren’t any papers anymore) It was all over the internet. On both coasts there…

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The smell of a tennis shoe

What I’m talking about is the smell of a new  tennis shoe. I’m not talking about a $200 pair of “fill in the famous athlete’s name – man made materials – made in a third world sweatshop” type of athletic…

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Welcome Back!

OK time to get the introductions over… Reluctant Genealogist readers…meet the California Dude in Harvard Square Court readers California Dude in Harvard Square Court readers…meet the Reluctant Genealogist readers. Using the terminology of the kids today this is now a…

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My Digital Meltdown

  I’m writing this on the world’s oldest laptop, hunkered down in far corner of my studio behind a wall of old cart screen monitors and empty cases of Diet Dr. Pepper.   My computer just self-destructed. It was not…

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DVD vs BluRay vs Scary Buck Rodgers Cloud Stuff

  I’m the first to admit that technology is whizzing past us like a runaway starship.  Just yesterday I was in a store standing next to a couple of young teen girls who were examining a new smartphone. One was…

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Free For Thee #1

There are so many programs floating around out there on the internet it’s hard to decide what may be useful to you. It’s like a guy walking through the tool department at Home Depot. There’s always some little shiny thing…

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I can’t do cute

I can do amusing, absurd, droll, dark, ironic, loony, ludicrous, ribald, ridiculous, silly, wacky, and witty; but I can’t do cute. Except Bingo the Dog There is absolutely no excuse for this animal. That being said…here we are at Monday….

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Saturday Dilemma

My – Pool – Is – Green No, that isn’t an alternative ukulele tuning (my – dog – has – fleas). In pounding out my tales of advice and nonsense recently I’ve neglected my prime directive – keeping this house…

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