The Toughest Game

Life Experience
I caught a few innings of Major League Baseball’s All Star Game last night. Aside from bringing back memories of The 1991 All Star Game in Toronto (a live event Sarah and I attended)...

Sammy at 8

Life Experience
Any cat owner has to bravely face the fact that your feline friend has a life expectancy of 15-20 years. At age eight our current pal Sammy is firmly into middle age. However even...

One Year Later

Life Experience
As the summer solstice nears again, I am reminded of the fact that one year ago today we were in Helsinki on our Baltic cruise. The days at the 60th parallel were truly long...

Living With Linux

Life Experience
There appears to be a multi-stage process that takes place when one starts working with Linux on a PC.It goes somewhat like this:Stage 1 – AttractionYou need a new operating system for an old...

Retirement FUD

Life Experience
It kills me how much disinformation and FUD there is out there about retirement planning these days.I just read another article from a bunch of Waterloo actuaries that says that today’s boomers are not...

Triple A

Life Experience
After 50 years of interest in the game, two World Series, spring traning junkets, visits to numerous major league venues, etc. etc. – I finally attended my first minor league baseball game last night.Sarah...

Antique Surfer

Life Experience
It cost over $3000 when new, at a time when laptops were expensive curiosities for corporate executives. It was obsolete the day it was built. Its processor is at least 4 generations away from...

Grandpa’s Home

Life Experience
It was 1976. Trudeau and Levesque were debating the future of Canada. Jimmy Carter was squaring off with Gerald Ford in the US. Disco-mania and the leisure suit were rampant. The Canadiens won the...