Greetings from Asbury Park. No. Not Really. Metuchen, Actually.

Greetings from Asbury Park. No. Not Really. Metuchen, Actually.

2015 will go in the books as one of the more interesting years for our little family. Someday, I may write about it.

But not today.

Today, I’ll just say that I spent one of the more enjoyable Christmases of my adult life, doing mostly nothing more than being in a house the entire day, with the people I love most in the world.

My eldest son and I built a computer from the ground up, got it working, and everyone lived to tell the tale.

I got underwear. And was glad of it.

My ten year old got everything he asked for. Mostly.

My lovely missus got a Fitbit and a new iPad. She was a very good girl this year. And deserved more.

Now, I’m sitting in my kitchen, finishing the last of the wine, and caring not that I will be in bed before 9 o’clock.

There are some days you wish you could freeze in time, and revisit – again and again and again.

Today was one of those. I hope I remember that, tomorrow, when it won’t be.

And I hope that your day today was one of those days. Remarkable. Happy. Joyous. Filled with love, laughter, and family.

Merry Christmas. Let’s definitely do this again.

 

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Obsolescence Happens

Obsolescence Happens

Remember: Need never made a good bargain.

300 Words, 2 Minutes

Whether planned or not, Obsolescence Happens.

It always seems to sneak up with you, when you least expect it – even when you know it’s coming.

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