Category: choices

  • Hail, the Conquering Hero!

    I am thankful for Joe Boris, a history/sociology teacher at State College Area High School. He is retiring this year, after 40 years at State High. The number of students he’s touched is in the tens of thousands and there isn’t one who knows Joe at all that doesn’t love him. Or at least will […]

  • Dealers for an ebook junkie…

    I am thankful for Kindle Buffet–a service that provides me with a daily dose of free ebooks, in genres I have chosen. The real drawback is that I’ve accumulated quite a number & need to actually read them…that and finding storage on my tablet is beginning to be a consideration. Fortunately, as the name indicates, […]

  • Cars

    I am thankful for automobiles. Cars. The ability to get me & my stuff from point A to point B in a modicum of comfort, safety, and economy. My first ride was…not pictured at left. It was a Super Beetle.   This is what I wanted for quite a long while…the Aptera. Might as well […]

  • Musical Monday: Memorial Day 2013 Freedom isn’t free

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Xrlf3taEo               Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.                                                               […]

  • ‘Lectric Shave…

    I am thankful for electric razors. Not as close a shave as the manual kind, but a lot more convenient. Just needed a bit of a touch up from yesterday’s safety razor shave for work this morning. Nice to have the option sometimes.

  • Thoughtful Thursdays: BSA Membership Decision

    I am thankful for the Boy Scouts of America. I started my adventures in Scouting in April of 1970, when I became a Bobcat (Cub) Scout. I have thoroughly enjoyed Scouting. PLEASE BE ADVISED: I usually put in at least a little bit of thought into my posts and try very diligently not to post […]

  • Uplifting. Upworthy.com

    I am thankful for Upworthy.com which routinely sends me uplifting stories from all over. Soooo much better than news outlets that focus on negative stories. (Oh, I keep tabs on them too, just not as much any more.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjKgV65fpo Here’s an example of someone I got to know about, but unfortunately got to meet. Zach […]

  • Armed Forces Day, 2013

    I am thankful for our  Armed Forces, the men and women who swore an oath to defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our rights. President Harry S Truman led the effort to establish this holiday for citizens to come together and thank military members […]

  • Ceramics drink containers

    I am thankful for ceramics, mugs or cups in particular, for coffee and tea. I find that both metal and plastics lend a faint, but noticeable taste to the drink. Maybe it’s simply from where my lips touch. Maybe not. It makes a difference to me. And since I enjoy these heavenly gifts, I like […]

  • Thoughtful Thursdays: Problems Posting & a Check on the Experiment

    I am thankful to be able to post again, after several weeks of technical difficulties. I was able to write–I have material to post, Just wasn’t able to connect the dots. About what am I thoughtful this Thursday? The depth of my dependence on technical toys. Not posting, not having the accountability of my readers, […]