Amtrak Is a Failure

I have been documenting my trip to Chicago. So far I have been riding the Southwest chief that left LA Friday, July 14 at least a half hour late and since then has been running 90+ minutes late the entire trip.  Now we are in Albuquerque and have been sitting...

Falling Asleep Again, Always Wanted To, What Am I to Do, Can’t Do It

Falling Asleep Again, Always Wanted To, What Am I to Do, Can’t Do It

When I was younger I’d have trouble sleeping if something important was supposed to happen the next day. Now that I’m older about the only thing that’s every “important the next day” is an early morning doctor’s appointment. Otherwise, any problem falling asleep seems to go in cycles for me. I’ll have many days, a week sometimes where I’ll be asleep minutes after my head hits the pillow. Then I’ll have a series of day where I’ll fall asleep but wake in the middle of the night and not be able to fall back asleep.

Where Do You Get Your Ideas, etc…

Where Do You Get Your Ideas, etc…

Cormac McCarthy Has a Unique (and Tasty) Writing Process This sounds a bit like the story Theodore Geisel, Dr. Seuss, told when someone asked him where he got his ideas: "I get all my ideas in Switzerland near the Furka Pass. There is a little town called Gletsch, and...

Problems Leaving L. A.

I'm taking the train from L.A. To Chicago. The first leg was from Ventura to L.A.  The train from L.A. To Chicago arrived late. Then five minutes after the train was due to leave they had everyone in the last two cars exit the train. The reason: they made a...

Sending My Mind and Memory Back to 1968

Sending My Mind and Memory Back to 1968

This is about the way the John Hancock building looked the first time I saw it, although I first saw it while driving into Chicago on the Kennedy Expressway in June 1968 – shortly after my discharge from the Army. My first two years of high school were just a couple blocks from where the Hancock Building would be. My first year of college was at Loyola University, also a couple blocks away. During that year I often had lunch on the lawn in front of the Chicago Water Tower

Heading to Chi Town

It's just a few hours before I hop on a train to take me from California to Chicago for my first visit there in more than four years. Since it's going to be the heat of summer and I'm not sure I'm looking forward to it, but I haven't seen my friends and family in a...

What’s Going on with the Cubs ??

What’s Going on with the Cubs ??

After 108 years the jinx was finally broken when the Cubs finally won the World Series, but now it's looking like it was just a fluke. The stars aligned, luck was finally on their side, but in the end, they weren't really that good a baseball team. At least that could...

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Sayings of Caledon Pritz

Not Guessing

“Got my glasses fixed yesterday. I’m really pleased cuz they were cleaned, too. Now I’m not guessing as much when I drive.” ~ Caledon

Barking

“I thought the neighbor’s dog finally went to sleep, but apparently, there was still another hours worth of important barking to do.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Closure

Maybe you’re waiting for closure, even though you’ve already gotten it.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Waste

Life’s a waste of time.” ~ Caledon

Applause

If no one applauds when you walk on stage, does that mean you aren’t there?” ~ Caledon Pritz

Being Old

A man is not old until his ears are too big for his head.” ~ Caledon

Dreams

If you’re not building your own dreams, then whose are you building?” ~ Caledon Pritz

For Some

For some life is a catastrophe, for others it is merely an apostrophe.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Look Out…

“Be careful Mrs. Butterworth, things could get a bit sticky around here.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Gifts

Don’t let the past steal your gifts.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Caviar or Peanut Butter

A $200 ounce of caviar is no more filling that a 20¢ ounce of peanut butter.” ~ Caledon Pritz

The Day

“Either you run the day, or you run away.” ~ Caledon

Yesterday

Yesterday might have been terrible, but stop fretting about it. You made it to today, and that’s good.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Life

A difficult thing about life is letting things be what they are rather than trying to make them what you want them to be” ~ Caledon Pritz

Life… Again

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% what happens to you, or is it the other way around?” ~ Caledon Pritz

Mid-Season Chicago White Sox Report

Mid-Season Chicago White Sox Report

As long as the Sox are terrible and going to remain terrible for the rest of the season wouldn’t it be a good idea for them to be terrible while building their future?

Today’s Video

A video I found interesting, funny, educational, or amazing!

Once you learn to ride a bike you will always know how to ride a bike, right? Maybe…

 

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