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May 31, 2015

Gallstones in New Beginnings

My dad is having health problems. He’s been nautious for the past month or so. Yes, he’s been sick for the past month, and hasn’t done anything about it. He wouldn’t go to the doctor. He does...


I drove my dad to St. Simons last weekend for my brother’s engagement celebration. I was expecting my sister and her husband to be there (and possibly my niece and nephew), but they couldn’t att...


My brother’s engagement got me thinking about my own lack of romantic prospects. My brother is 39, and this will be his first marriage. If that makes him sound like a socially inept virgin, tha...


My brother got engaged a month or so ago. He and his fiancé are having an engagement party in St. Simons Island mid-May, and I will have to attend. Rather, my dad obviously wants to attend and ...


I was watching a YouTube channel where the “owner” sometimes posts vlogs I find very interesting. I forget what in particular he was talking about, but he mentioned something about people buying...


I’m finally over my illness. The Saturday following my previous entry at which point I hoped to have recovered turned out to be the lowlight of the whole ordeal. Saturday was a continuation of ...


March 20, 2015

Obstacles in New Beginnings

Why is it whenever you resolve to take on some new challenge, the universe seems to add to its difficulty? I’m not just talking about the additional work associated witht the new task. I’m talk...


Thank you to those who commented on my previous post. You each provided some thoughts and perspectives I hadn’t really considered. I suppose my affections die hard. She and I were very close f...


March 08, 2015

Getting Over It in New Beginnings

What does it mean to be over someone? I still think about Anya every so often. Not every day, but it seems like once every two or three weeks a memory of her pops into my head. Does getting ov...


February 22, 2015

Is it Me? in New Beginnings

I’ve encountered a surprising benefit from going my GJJ classes, human contact. I’ve long accepted that I’m a monkish type of person. Left to my own devices, I could stay home and read, watch T...


February 15, 2015

Why we are who we are in New Beginnings

I’m definitely sticking with GJJ. I wish the school were at a slightly more convenient location. It’s close to my office, and the school offers classes at 6:30pm and 8:00pm depending on the nig...


February 08, 2015

Taking the Plunge in New Beginnings

I finally signed up for Gracie Jujitsu. I’ve wanted to start learning GJJ for a while, but always found an excuse not to. I suppose one can always find a reason to procrastinate. In my case, I...


February 01, 2015

Catcalls in New Beginnings

Catcalling has been a topic of discussion frequently, and all this talk of the issue brought this memory to my attention. About a decade ago, I was attending a local community college. I was fi...


Why is it that sometimes random luck aligns just perfectly to screw a person over? Allow me to elaborate. One of my responsibilities is capitalizing expenditures. My company builds a lot of it...


I wanted to write about the following a couple of weeks ago, but year-end close kind of consumed my life as it usually does. Now that the books are closed for another year, I suppose I can get t...


Maybe I’m a grinch or a scrooge, but my favorite part of Christmas is when it ends. Every year since my Mom died, each year my Dad’s mental health seems to get progressively worse. It’s increme...


I wish there were a paint by numbers guide to reading women. A memory keeps popping up in my mind from that coffee “date” I had with that recruiter, Tayna. At one point, we were discussing how ...


November 29, 2014

Each Year is Worse in New Beginnings

I’m almost finished with Thanksgiving vacation. I came down to Eastman on Tuesday to spend the holiday with Dad. I’ll go back tomorrow, and tomorrow can’t come soon enough. My dad’s hoarding pr...


November 25, 2014

Dating Desire in New Beginnings

My practice date was fantastic, and by “fantastic” I mean it would have scored a 6 out of 10 if it had been an actual date. As it was actually a networking interview, it would probably rank at a...


Sometimes I feel like I’m living someone else’s life. I went to a seminar hosted by a regional CPA firm. It was an entire day of presentations covering…sigh…all the many exciting changes in the...


November 10, 2014

Embarrassment in New Beginnings

I have a fear of embarrassment. Ironically, considering much of my childhood (and adolescence), I’d expect to be used to it, but I’m not. I realize exactly what I need to do to be more emotiona...


October 27, 2014

Mandatory Vacation in New Beginnings

My company is sort of forcing me to take a vacation. We’re on a company-wide retreat, two days of meetings at a resort at Stone Mountain. Tomorrow, we’re supposed to divide into groups and brai...


October 21, 2014

Grown Up Stuff in New Beginnings

I’m travelling this week to finish a fixed asset audit for our plants. I’m in Gleason, Tennessee right now, and I’ll travel to Crenshaw, Mississippi tomorrow. I booked my hotels, I rented a car...


October 05, 2014

In Need of a Life in New Beginnings

I need to get a life if for no other reason that I have something to write about. It’s not as hard as one would think I think it is. I live in the Atlanta area, so there are loads of clubs and ...


September 20, 2014

Must...up...date... in New Beginnings

I wish I could write something noteworthy. That is, I wish my lack of writing were due to me being engrossed in something interesting. Sadly, such is not the case. Honestly, I’ve just been lazy...


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