What I Learned This Week: #209

Monday, August 30 – Monday, September 6, 2021 The Week in, Whoa, September Already?: That’s it. On September 1, I simply could not believe it was September and summer was, essentially, over. I don’t think I drank enough gin and tonics or rum and cokes to make it FEEL like summer. Now it’s too late.Continue reading “What I Learned This Week: #209”

What I Learned This Week: #208

Monday, August 23 – Sunday, August 28, 2021 The Week in Mortality: Though I didn’t find out out about the death of one of my high school/college buddies until the end of the week, Joe’s death is my personal headline of the week. I had to miss the service, but I did make the post-funeralContinue reading “What I Learned This Week: #208”

What I Learned This Week: #205

Monday, July 26 – Sunday, August 1, 2021 The Day in (Briefly) Christmas in July: One one of the week’s hottest, humidest, sunniest days, I crossed the street in front of a car with the windows down blaring “We are the World.” I couldn’t quite find my place in the song in the few secondsContinue reading “What I Learned This Week: #205”

What I Learned This Week: #204

Monday, July 19 – Sunday, July 25, 2021 The Week in Conspicuous Consumption: I vaguely remember ordering a candle wick trimmer weeks ago when my scissors we not…cutting it…as far as reaching down into a jar candle. I guess one day I must have had enough. Part of my reaction to the pandemic is toContinue reading “What I Learned This Week: #204”

What I Learned This Week: #201

Monday, June 21 – Sunday, June 27, 2021 The Week in Multi-Tasking: There’s a thing in retail called “recovery” and it is almost as dramatic as it sounds. Recovery is an attempt to overturn hours of shopping to put the store into a fresh state for the next day. It’s a reset, and an importantContinue reading “What I Learned This Week: #201”