Our first Christmas as husband and wife #TBT

| December 14, 2017

Wow … is this really the 35th Christmas? With boxes all over the basement in search for Brenda’s "special ornaments," I ran across the old photo albums of our first year of marriage and our first Christmas. We both remember it fondly since it was a relatively minimalist Christmas. The tree came from Brenda’s dad’s […]

Finding some new music – both streaming and recorded

| May 16, 2014

One of the advantages of spending a few hours more than most on the road each week is that there is usually time to switch from business news radio, to my in-car amateur 2-meter radio to even streaming a little music. Since my trip this week took me “near” Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio […]

More on cellphones, text messaging and driving distracted

| April 4, 2011

When I posted the current “Cell Phone Laws by State” map the other day, it was in part due to a project my niece was working on at Ohio Northern University. My brother mentioned she was asked to present their finding to Ohio lawmakers on House Bill 99 (summary) in Columbus last month – kudos to […]

Hot weather and baseball: summer in Cincinnati

| July 18, 2010

It is another hot summer weekend here in Cincinnati as my son and I tackled a few minor automotive maintenance chores on our cars before a planned Sunday baseball game (we are enjoying them this year). Oil and filter changes and basic inspections were the Saturday duties, as was cleaning out the garage. Of course […]

Ohio Northern University’s Pharmacy program profiled

| April 2, 2010

When a small school like Ohio Northern University, located in an even smaller town of Ada, Ohio, has one of its colleges profiled on the Discovery Channel, it seemed worthwhile to archive the video. Although I wasn’t part of the profiled program, the Raabe College of Pharmacy was where my wife received her degree. The […]

Ohio Northern team wins ‘Robot of the Year’

| March 27, 2007

It is nice to be able to take pride in one’s alma mater and with the Ohio Northern University robotics team winning the “2007 Robot of the Year” award, its just enough to be a little boastful. Believe it or not, way back when … when I was a polar bear trudging across the ‘tundra […]

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  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.