Getting my head examined

“You’re crazy … you should really get your head examined!” How many times have I heard that in my life? More times than I would like to admit. I suppose I’ve said some zany and unexpected things over the years, causing someone to criticize or complain about me. Not crazy, “cool” like some enviable hipContinue reading “Getting my head examined”

An off the hook dilemma

Can I continue being “off the hook” and work part time? Now that I’ve re-entered the workforce working about 10-15 hours a week, the question I labored over before accepting the position was whether I could remain “off the hook” and work at the same time. When I started blogging ”off the hook” nearly fiveContinue reading “An off the hook dilemma”

A marked man

So much of one’s discretionary income is designated towards personal presentation, how one looks, dresses, behaves. One’s likes and dislikes, values, beliefs and affiliations may be expressed in one’s individual presentation. To friends. Family. Lovers. There’s your hair cut and facial grooming. there’s your body weight and physique. Your hands and fingernails. Clothing. Jewelry andContinue reading “A marked man”

The millionaire next door

With all the CO 2 spewing into the atmosphere and extreme weather events in California, Louisiana and the MidWest, we’ve heard a lot about “sustainability”. Sustainability has to do with avoiding the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance; it’s about environmentally conscious living. Sustainability courses and degrees in environmental conservation,Continue reading “The millionaire next door”

The generosity of scholars

Aside from my volunteer work at the Cardiac ICU Family Waiting Area, my Friday morning drawing class, my almost daily exercises at the gym, reading, volunteer work for local Franklin Democratic Town Committee, binge watching of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”and “The Bodyguard”, I continue doing research in my spare time. While I’m retired from thatContinue reading “The generosity of scholars”

Illegitimi non carborundum

“Illegitimi non carborundum” (Latin) translates as “don’t let the bastards wear you down”.  It was a sign my dad affixed to his office door at Parker Products, Inc, the snack food/health food manufacturer that he founded and managed for some 35 years, retiring in his early seventies after a much larger snack food producer acquiredContinue reading “Illegitimi non carborundum”

The thrill of separation sciences

At my last place of employment, a small private engineering services firm, we focused on three lines of business (LOBs) with analytical instrumentation, primarily mass spectrometry (MS), being the common link:  relocation, repair and maintenance services of MS (primarily in New England), sale of a novel technology used for ultra fast analysis known as LDTDContinue reading “The thrill of separation sciences”