Wishing my long time best friend Jeff Pitts, a Happy Birthday!

…new job … and have a great Birthday in Alabama with your dad and brothers (and I’ll bet you know exactly where we’ll have a birthday lunch when you come…

Phase of life: Enjoying life and watching family doing the same

…Saturday enjoying the crisper weather and beautiful weather. Supposedly Taylor’s pumpkin is heavier … but I’m not seeing it in this photo (also, Happy Birthday Megan!). On the previous weekend…

Surprise ‘Friends’ Big Screen 30th Birthday Party for Megan

My son Taylor was in hot water most of Saturday afternoon trying to delay Megan from arriving early to the TV sitcom ‘Friends’ 25th anniversary birthday surprise hosted by her…

Archive: Photo wrap-up of our 2019 summer week with Annalyn

Megan and Taylor came over and made Brenda a birthday dinner. It was good. EDIT: Adding a short Happy Birthday to Oma (Brenda) video with her Key Lime pie. https://mdbav.s3.amazonaws.com/BrendaBirthday190817m.mp4…

Happy Birthday Brenda, with a couple photos from the archives

As hinted at last week, today is the day I want to wish my wonderful wife Brenda a Happy Birthday. We are looking forward to our slowly closing the chapter…

Where have the years gone? 11 years ago and now in 2019. #TBT

While digging through a few older photos in contemplation for Brenda’s upcoming August birthday post, I stumbled across a few of our “dating years” photos (saving those for later) and…

Catch up post after our 2019 Fourth of July Family weekend

The holiday weekend at our house in Cincinnati was fun for all as I enjoyed my kids stretching out my birthday celebration with a Saturday Indians – Reds baseball game…

A big thanks to Taylor for planning a Reds-Indians family day

Thanks Taylor for planning and my family for spending an extended birthday weekend over the 4th of July. We all enjoyed the great time together as a family at Great…

One week late, but finally archiving our Put In Bay family weekend

A week ago Brenda and I headed up to our “old stomping grounds” (idiom) to celebrate Taylor’s 30th and my 60th birthday at Put In Bay, Ohio. Katelyn planned a…

Finally joining the smartwatch and Fitbit wearer club

The plan was to post an update on the terrific 30th (Taylor) 60th (Rich) birthday weekend celebration with the whole family planned by Katelyn on Put-In-Bay last weekend … but…

Archiving Taylor’s 30th birthday party with photos and video

We had a great 30th birthday party for Taylor and his friends on Saturday in the backyard … just as we have many times before. As a parent it is…

Happy Birthday to our son Taylor. He is 30th this year.

…and grandparent has said that at one time or another? Birthday “year” celebrations, become “decade” celebrations, and we no long even contemplate the candles on a cake or even the…

Happy Birthday to my brother and remembering his trees

…me think of him. Today is his birthday and wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday. (photo from Raspberry Pi cam yesterday 5/20/2019 … reminds me that I have yardwork…

Happy Mother’s Day to a couple of “young” moms (2017 photo)

…busy one for us as we not only are trying to do our spring home and yard chores, but trying to celebrate a bunch of birthdays, Mother’s Day and Memorial…

A little leftover Annalyn “dance party” video to archive

With a short video clip of Annalyn dancing on Saturday, I’m going to tie Monday’s music “story” and the birthday party post together, if possible … although if this were…

Archive: A family birthday party for Annalyn. She is 2 years old.

We celebrated our granddaughter Annalyn’s second birthday with the family at Katelyn and Drew’s house in Perrysburg this past weekend. Like last year, her birthday made a great opportunity to…

Happy Birthday to our 2-year old Annalyn, the “Apple of MY eye”

…the family in a few days, but sang her Happy Birthday with Alexa’s help on their Amazon Echo Monday morning (March 4th). She is indeed the “Apple of MY eye.”…

When all is well, life is good, even if it is not always as planned

…but my thinking continues. Just as previous plans differed from my teenage dreams, we are influx again, but “life is good.” Next up is Annalyn’s 2-year old birthday, and it…

A light for my bandsaw and a discontinued Ridgid worklight

Today would have been my dad‘s 90th birthday. Here is something he would have enjoyed… With it being so cold this week, it was a good time to be working…

Sidetracked into playing with my Stirling Engine model

…school musical. It occurred to me that his birthday was this month and that I should post it to his Facebook page while sending him a “Happy Birthday” greeting. My…

We all surprised Brenda to celebrate her 60th birthday

Drew, Annalyn, Taylor and Megan surprised Brenda for her 60th birthday. We had a great time together. The four original Corbetts (plus Annalyn) and Annalyn helped Rich figure out the…

A great Father’s Day weekend at our house

…and a cake for Taylor’s 29th birthday a week late. The steak and shrimp on the grill were excellent and the “catching up on life” conversation enjoyable … at most…

Happy Birthday Taylor – What a difference 4 years can make

…closer to home … and have Megan to be with rather than the Ford pick-up truck. Happy 29th Birthday Taylor!  (For the archive, here’s a video memory from a few…

Wishing my brother Ron a Happy Birthday and great retirement

…and dad’s estate and now as grandfathers ourselves. It is good to feel close to him again ,.. and “want” to get together more often. Happy Birthday brother Ron –…

Archive: A few more photos from our days with KDA

…this on Sunday, a day BEFORE her May 14th birthday and am dating it to post a day later … so I really didn’t forget (wink, wink).  HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATELYN!…

Spoiling our granddaughter by taking her to The Cone!

…restaurant called Cozy’s Cottage (Katelyn and Drew took me for my birthday). I barely had the pool open but Brenda insisted we heat it and get Annalyn wet.   https://s3.amazonaws.com/mdbav/AnnalynPool180511.mp4…

New 12-inch Hitachi miter saw. An early birthday present to me.

New tools are my jewelry when it comes to presents … and Brenda agreed to buy me a new 12″ Hitachi sliding compound miter saw so I could more easily…

Financial planning. We are all suppose to be doing it. Are you?

…divide your life into 4 “quarters” of about 25 years each. The first quarter’s milestones tend to be triggered by specific ages: your first birthday, starting school, getting a driver’s…

Katelyn, Drew and Annalyn are home, but I doubt rested?

…over to her birthday easel to play with her magnet animals as soon as they got home. I realized I didn’t post one of my favorite photos from her birthday….

Happy Birthday Annalyn – my granddaughter is ONE already!

…than I thought and now that it is shorter, it is much sturdier! (click for larger photos) EDIT 3/11/2018: Finally getting around to archiving at least the “birthday cake” video…

Tech Friday: A 2nd Amazon Echo – the Dot now streams music

…“Alexa, sing a barbershop quartet” By the way, guess who’s birthday it is this coming weekend? Yup, Annalyn will be 1 year old and is SOOOOOO BIG !!! (ani.gif below)…

Archiving a famous portrait (cough, cough) and #TBT photo

…from … or should I say, “having my brother pick from” since he has the photo albums!   Here’s the photo I’ll be sharing with Annalyn at her birthday party….

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to my son-in-law

I saved a cute birthday graphic just for my son-in-law Drew’s birthday wish and it is a good thing I remembered where I saved it or what I named it!…

Music Monday: An old favorite from Gordon Lightfoot

…few seconds of an old favorite, Gordon Lightfoot on his birthday last week; it is hard to believe this Canadian singer-songwriter turned 78 79. Here is  his 1974 #1 hit…

Happy Birthday to my wife Brenda (hard to resist this cute turtle)

Another year has passed and it is time to wish my wonderful wife Brenda a HAPPY BIRTHDAY… again. The year marked a few more changes in her life such as…

Happy Birthday to my son and memories from the past

Happy Birthday Taylor … I don’t think I could be prouder of the man you have become. Last year was a great one and the plans you have for this…

Happy Birthday Katelyn – Happy Mother’s Day to a new mom too

Today marks another year for my wonderful daughter Katelyn; Happy Birthday. This year will see a lot of change … she is now a mom, will be moving to a…

American Packard Museum visited by Mercedes Club of Cincinnati

…in all, a great day topped off by my son taking me out to dinner for my birthday. Thanks for coming along Taylor and thanks for my birthday dinner! https://s3.amazonaws.com/mdbav/AmericanPackardMuseum1958Hawk170506.mp4…

Thinking of my dad on his birthday and a pregnancy flashback

…been his 88th birthday if he were still alive … although I’m not so sure many of us want all that many more years as our bodies and minds start…

Glad to see them travel, but good to know they are home safe too

…enjoy their work and time away (now that “Baby Oostra” is coming, they will not have the luxury of jetting off on a moments notice! BTW … Happy Birthday Drew!)…

Pop up reminder on my calendar that today was a birthday

…sent a reminder that we normally celebrate our late dog Tootie’s birthday on October 5th. She is missed and I often catch what I thought was a glimpse of her…

Archive: Birthday wishes to my wife Brenda – a day late!

No I didn’t forget my wife’s birthday … I just didn’t post anything on the blog until my son Taylor requested a photo of “both of us when we were…

What was the best present you ever received as a child?

…except it was my birthday. My mother was worried I’d shoot my eye out, but my father overruled her. I’ve never felt so much excitement or anticipation as I did…

Never too old for a Birthday Bash

Taylor‘s Birthday party this weekend brought back memories of past pool parties when our kids were younger. Kids no more … these were all late 20s adults … but had…

A day early … but Happy Birthday to my son Taylor #TBT

Happy 27th birthday Taylor. Wow … are you getting old … but then again what does that say about me? It is fitting to post this a day early so…

A memorable Lakota East High School party 9 years ago #TBT

…party?” Taylor’s reply, “it’s my birthday party and I live here!” Parents beware. [hana-flv-player video=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/mdbav/TaylorKatieBDay0705_web.mov” width=”490″ height=”autow” description=”Katie and Taylor’s Birthday Bash 2007″ player=”5″ autoload=”false” autoplay=”false” loop=”false” autorewind=”false” splashimage=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/mdbav/TaylorKatieBDay0705_web.jpg” /]…

Happy 30th Birthday to my wonderful daughter Katelyn

little immaturity worked on her! Anyway, today is Katelyn’s 30th birthday and I couldn’t be more proud of the woman she has become. Happy Birthday … “daughter” (affectionately stated in…

Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz diesels can last a long time

…300D Turbodiesel as it chugs along year after year after calling it a birthday gift to me in 2013. How many other cars built in the 1970s or early 1980s…

Leap Day! An explanation from across the pond

…years is too much of a correction. What if you’re born on February 29? The chances of having a leap birthday are one in 1,461. People who are born on…

What a view! Happy Birthday to my son-in-law Drew

…from our family trips and hiking we did when she was younger? I’m so glad they are enjoying themselves — Oh … and before I forget … Happy Birthday Drew!…

Great to see my kids enjoying their 20s …

20s?? Well for Drew (photo) … for only a few more days! Katelyn and Drew are in Arizona celebrating Drew’s 30th birthday with his family this week and they sent…

Unfortunately I’ve had Tootsie’s age wrong all these years

  According to my records, we call October 5th Tootsie’s birthday … so Happy Birthday to “this man’s” best friend. It is possible to be off a few days when…

Rehabilitation Birthday wishes to my wife Brenda

…and my dad’s stroke … but we’re moving forward. Today (August 12th) is my wife’s birthday … hardly a “yippee” event this year … but yesterday we met with the…

Happy 26th Birthday to my son Taylor #TBT

This is a birthday greeting for my son Taylor and the video below may not fit the #TBT criteria as well as the one I posted for my daughter Katelyn

Happy 29th Birthday to my daughter Katelyn #TBT

Since my daughter’s birthday falls on a Thursday this year it offers me a perfect excuse (as if I need one) to reminisce a little and post a Throw Back…

Celebrating my birthday with some great #TBT memories

   Another year older and hopefully wiser (birthdays seems to happen too often) and am still trying to live and love life to the fullest. On this ThrowBack Thursday (TBT)…

Celebrating an 86th birthday with my dad over the weekend

We celebrated my dad’s birthday this past weekend with pizza and conversation at my brother and sister-in-law’s in home. While it is difficult to see my dad getting older and…

Happy Birthday to our aging pup – Tootsie is 17 today

…do her business. It seems that just the other day I was posting about her 13th birthday – time flies.  So here’s a Happy Birthday to our Tootsie… I saved…

A special Happy Birthday to the person I love the most

For those of you wondering, I AM talking about my wife Brenda. Happy Birthday. We don’t generally make a fuss over birthdays like some couples, but we do try to…

The purpose of a county planning and zoning department

…down the U.S. Post Office. Don’t ask for another dime! On June 4th I mailed Taylor’s Birthday present to “his address” expecting June 10 or thereabouts delivery. I paid an…

Happy 25th Birthday Taylor with a little throwback video

Happy Birthday to my son Taylor … and since we can’t be with him this year, I did a little reminiscing after receiving DVDs from our Corbett Chronicles home videos…

Happy Birthday wishes for Brenda via FaceTime video

the birthday mom arrived we all started in singing our own rendition of Happy Birthday – who knew there were so many ways to sing it? After the cursory greeting…

A happy birthday to Taylor and my new diver certification card

My son Taylor and I celebrated his 24th birthday today since we were both at home. We went to Chili’s, a favorite spot of his (well mine too) and they…

Happy Birthday to Katelyn, my married daughter

…weekend. That day was about Taylor so we purposely didn’t mention Katelyn’s upcoming birthday. This year, I won’t be seeing Katelyn for her birthday, but will still wish her one…

Happy Birthday to me – A Mercedes diesel is parked in my garage

Hmm … it looks like some kind of ancient diesel is parking in my garage? It has been a long time since I’ve looked at one of these beastly relics….

Happy Birthday to my mother-in-law

…staying with us for a few days and the time together includes a birthday. So, we decided to take the birthday girl, my mother-in-law, to the Iron Chef on Wednesday…

Happy Birthday … our Tootsie is 15 years old

Three of the most important women in my life

…of the 1970s. Sunday afternoon we heading to Sidney and visited with my mom for her birthday (a day late) at Dorothy Love. She is tolerating the meds well and…

An Honor Flight for my father-in-law

…to celebrating Dad Howard’s 87th birthday as well as hearing about the trip — BTW, show your appreciation and thank a veteran today. — Cincinnati’s WCPO story and a video…

Happy Birthday America and the “pursuit” of happiness

I heard a short bit on Tuesday from CNBC’s Rick Santelli, the fellow that may have triggered the political movement known as the Tea Party. I wanted to post the…

Observing June 14th as Flag Day and Flag Week

…on all days, especially on New Year’s Day, January 1 Inauguration Day, January 20 Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, third Monday in January Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12 Washington’s Birthday, third…

Happy Birthday Taylor

Celebrating Taylor‘s Birthday down in Newport KY on the Ohio River- Happy 23rd Birthday….

Gideon Sundback the zipper inventor celebrated on Google

Google’s latest doodle is a zipper down the center of the search engine’s homepage marking the birthday of Gideon Sundback, the Swedish-American electrical engineer creating the “zipper” which revolutionized the…

Happy 5th Twitter Birthday to me

Just noticed this when cleaning out my inbox … 5 years on Twitter. Wow … it doesn’t seem as if RichC has been posting tweets that long until you see…

Teenage sailor becomes youngest to circumnavigate the globe

…Watson, who was days away from her 17th birthday when she completed her own non-stop voyage. Dozens of people jumped and cheered as Miss Dekker stepped aboard a dock in…

Looking at the Kodak Playsport Zx5 before ‘gifting’ it

Since my wife Brenda rarely reads my blog, I think I’m safe talking about her birthday and gifts that are gadgets. I will probably get chastised by both men and…

Having another birthday is better than NOT having one

It was nice to have my son home and finished with finals … and to have him think about me on my birthday. Thanks for the Miami Alum license plate…

Reagan.GOP.com website browses nice on a webOS Palm Pre

birthday – he would be 100. In browsing with my Palm Pre yesterday I found it to be one of the few utilizing content and even scrolling ‘linkable’ text that…

Happy belated 21st Birthday to my son Taylor

We took my son Taylor out  to celebrated his 21st birthday at Joe’s Crab Shack on the river in Cincinnati on Saturday, a couple days after his actual birthday (June…

Happy Birthday dinner and a couple more Palm Pre photos

son’s birthday dinner — Happy Birthday Taylor. The evening was nice as we enjoyed watching the Benihana chef cook the food in front of us while ‘freezing’ … the air…

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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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