Cookies aren’t what they used to be.

Ever wonder how web developers coined the term cookies? Nearly 40 years ago, as Marie and I were expecting our first child together, we were enjoying a family dinner with hers and my children. In a rare moment of family unity, they shared curiosity about what this new baby would be like. What would heContinue reading “Cookies aren’t what they used to be.”

Don’t give in to the brat.

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain on October 1, 2016 Last night at Old Forge Camping Resort I vowed to hike the nature trail in the morning. This morning as the sun came up there was no part of me that wanted to leave the warm sheets and soft pillow. But I did. A lesson in theContinue reading “Don’t give in to the brat.”

Thanks to all the angels in the world

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain on August 28, 2016 You may or may not believe in angels. As a child I did. Of course as an adult I knew better. But now I’m not so sure. Today I was headed for Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia. If the beauty of the park comparedContinue reading “Thanks to all the angels in the world”

If you’re serious about getting it right . . .

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 27, 2014 To consistently achieve excellent results, test your work or process in a way as completely different from the original thinking as possible – ideally with no two points in common other than the beginning and the outcome. When we check our work by reviewing it the sameContinue reading “If you’re serious about getting it right . . .”

The Oak Ridge Boys

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 24, 2014 Traveling alone as I do sometimes has advantages. Like when you want a last minute ticket to a show there’s often one available in the center of the fourth row. Woohoo!  In only a couple hours the Oak Ridge Boys made me feel like we were friendsContinue reading “The Oak Ridge Boys”

Is stubbornness a bad thing?

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 22, 2014 One of the features I dreamed of in GrandpaLyle’s Ark was truly modern technology. All of my iGadgets talking to each other and displaying on a flat-screen TV with surround sound and a power sub-woofer. Cool, eh? All it would take was a trip to the toyContinue reading “Is stubbornness a bad thing?”

Situational awareness

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 22, 2014 A dear friend and operator of a top quality flight school posed this question in a lesson. Although he was teaching aspiring pilots, the lesson applies to a host of life situations: “You are driving down a four-lane highway. There are high curbs on either side ofContinue reading “Situational awareness”

The gauntlet is down.

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 20, 2014 Last November, shortly after the Intruder was downgraded to the In-Turd-er, a crazy idea came to me. Rather than simply tooling around the USA in a broken down motorhome . . . or a more modern replacement . . . why not fix this one up. MakeContinue reading “The gauntlet is down.”

They won’t know unless you put it out there.

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 18, 2014 It’s a beautiful fall day at Ha Ha Tonka State Park in central Missouri. Fall colors are nearly perfect. I’m on a hike with two friends, one I met yesterday and one I’ve known most of my life. They each have a camera with a 12″ lensContinue reading “They won’t know unless you put it out there.”

Don’t give up too easily

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on February 27, 2014 Some days it pays to get up. And to get going. And some days it pays to keep going even after you screw up. This morning was one of those. My day was perfectly planned: Work out, garbage out, breakfast, etc. By step two I was screwed. Continue reading “Don’t give up too easily”