Holiday Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

A Christmas Story

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152019
 

Ah, the holidays. Christmas trees and lights and snow and good cheer everywhere. There’s a reason a song calls it the most wonderful time of the year. And let’s not forget the great holiday TV shows and movies. Frosty and the Grinch, and of course Santa, will make an appearance on everybody’s TV screen between […]

Dec 142019
 

I woke up Friday morning to more messages from readers that they were getting the same damn Adobe Flash and Google Play popups when they tried to access the blog. I expected it, but had foolishly hoped the dweebs at Go Daddy would have actually done something for a change. Once again I called Go […]

Dec 132019
 

Well, if you tried to log onto the blog yesterday and got the same darned Adobe flash pop-up or another from Google Play Protect if you were on a smart phone or tablet, you know that all of the hours I spent on the phone with Go Daddy’s tech support on Wednesday accomplished absolutely nothing. […]

Maybe Yes, Maybe No

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122019
 

I spent another three hours on the phone with Go Daddy yesterday, the first hour just trying to get to someone who actually cared about helping me. But I think it was worth the wait because eventually I was connected to a young man named David Pozos. I explained all of the problems I had […]

May 182019
 

Theirs was a love that could never be. A passion that had to be hidden from the cultural mores of the time. But even death could not deny them their devotion to each other. The proof lives on in a simple tombstone in Tampa’s Oaklawn Cemetery. Virginia native William Ashley arrived in Tampa in 1837 […]

The Best Medicine

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
May 162019
 

Note: My friend Donna McNicol mentioned this incident in a Facebook post a couple of weeks ago, and ever since people have been asking me for the whole story. So here is a repeat of my blog post about it from April, 2016. They say that laughter is the best medicine. If that’s true, I’m […]