Turns out we’re not happy to see you.

You’ve seen them everywhere, those signs that basically say, “We’re short staffed, please be nice to our employees.” You see them in restaurants, hotels, and even hospitals.

I’m not here to get into the politics of why employers are struggling to hire, whether you think it’s because of the unemployment…

I’m an expert

We’re often told to take time to stop and smell the flowers. You just won’t be doing it at my place.

It’s because they call me the plant killer.

My friends say I’m so bad at taking care of plants that I even kill the plastic ones. No one, and…

It’s probably your fault.

Sometimes you run across a senior who knows how to use technology. They’re a whiz with their iPhone, their computer, and any other devices they own. But admit it, when you come across one of these older folks, your response is usually astonishment, right?

Because it seems so rare.


Clean your ears!

You may be wearing your headphones more now than ever. Maybe you’re trying to drown out someone you’re stuck at home with, or it’s how you listen to your video calls. But over time they get downright disgusting.

Some people naturally produce copious amounts of ear wax.

Chances are that…

Better Ideas From Earthquake Country

Like everyone else, I have to start this post by stating that I’m not a health professional. And there are already some excellent articles on why this current situation should be taken seriously. Like this one from Dave Troy: Commonly Asked Questions About Covid-19.

I live in earthquake country in…

Is standing in line for hours worth it?

The lines for iPhones were back this year,

despite Apple’s attempts to eliminate them with their pre-order system. People once more gathered in front of the shiny glass buildings in the hope to snag the few phones that were not already claimed.

This does lead to a question: Why do people feel a need to wait in line to be first for something?

Is it so we can have a moment of feeling special?

Does this go back to…

They feel good for a while, but then it’s time to pay the piper.

Vacations are the devil, and I may never take one again.

Think about it. Why are affairs fun? Because they help you escape the tedium of your day to day life. They let you dream of a better or at least a different life. Your secret partner is on their best behavior, there’s no fights, there’s no drama. …

I’m sharing them because they may lead you to a better life.

As I approach my 58th birthday, I realize I’ve learned a lot of life lessons. Most of them seem like common sense, yet some are hard earned.

Do something creative every single day, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

5 minutes a day equals 30 hours a year. 15 minutes equals 90 hours. What can you accomplish in 90 hours? …

And how it affects your relationships.

Tonight I will see Lionel Richie in concert.

I last saw him 25 years ago in a Thanksgiving show with The Pointer Sisters. At the time, it was one of the best shows I had ever seen, to the point I told people for years he was in my Top 5. …

Coding class is the new Latin class

I just saw this quote in People magazine:

“Learn to code. It’s a skill that everyone should learn at some point-but sadly I don’t know how to do it.” Katie Couric

Why did she say this? She expresses regret yet not knowing how to code hasn’t seemed to hinder her…

George “Ace” Acevedo

I’m a writer, photographer, artist, musician and cleaner of litter boxes who focuses on the quirks in life.

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