Wasted Effortless

  • Portrait of a Blogger by a Young Fan

    My daughter recently discovered this in a sketchbook – it’s a portrait of me from two years ago, when she was eight. Propped up with my laptop on a lap desk, I’m well stocked with news and candy.  She knows me well :o)

  • Here Comes the Sun – It’s Taking Initiative

    Three friends just had babies, two nieces and an honorary nephew had birthdays, two friends dodged an earthquake, and a friend with a wife and two kids just landed a finance job after a long post-meltdown stretch. Let’s keep that sun coming. Let’s keep it going. One friend just opened a new office for her […]

  • Remembering the Real Mick

    My Grandpa passed away on January 12th. He would have been 96 yesterday. One summer, he played this song for me (Stevie Wonder’s I Just Called), in between some Tennessee Ernie Ford and country classics, while he drove me through my family’s hometown of Monticello, Indiana. Always up for hard candy, a snort of brandy, some […]