Month: May 2010

Skinbook

It was only a matter of time.  Someone has taken the best ideas from Facebook and made a whole new type of online meeting spot.  …

Perennial Problem

So I decided to pick up some perennials for the front garden to fill in the holes where we pulled out some grasses that were growing too big.  We transplanted the grasses in the back where they can go nuts if they want.  In case you’re not garden literate, perennials come back every year and annuals die at season’s end and must be replaced. …

You Can Call Me “Art”

If you ever come to my house it’s not likely that I will point out my paintings to you and that’s for your sake.  Art is such a subjective thing.  Some people like very literal depictions of sitting ducks and crouching cats.  Others want a velvet Elvis watching over them.  I never want to put someone in a position where they feel they have to struggle to say something nice if they don’t feel it.  …

Wet Weather

There isn’t anything we can do about it but the weather sure can take the fun out of outdoor plans, eh?  As I write this it’s raining hard and the joy is being sucked out of the day for many people on this long weekend. …

Stolen Improvements

Fridays mean cars on the brain.  Delaware Speedway racing runs on Fridays, and some Saturdays too, including this one.  I’m already anticipating the roar of the engines and the smell of burning fuel! So this story from a newsletter I receive called This Is True struck me as amusing.  Imagine getting back something that was stolen and it’s actually in better condition than when you last saw it! …

Delaware – It’s On!

Racing at Delaware Speedway was rained out last Friday.  Tonight, it’s looking like we’re a “go”.  So this is how I spend my time in my duties for Delaware, writing previews and post-race reports, media releases, profiles of racers and fielding media inquiries until race night when I’m on site, taking photos, notes, etc for all of the aforementioned articles.  This is the latest preview written by yours truly with help from my boss-man, who knows a heck of a lot more about the track’s history than I do. …