Quoting Lines from the Silver Screen–Will Smith

One of my favorite movie quotes is from INDEPENDENCE DAY, which has several comments worth quoting. In the scene when the heroes have just taken off to destroy the alien mother-ship, watching a super fast alien fighter plane doing impossible maneuvers, Will Smith says: “I have GOT to get me one of THESE!” Yeah, IContinue reading “Quoting Lines from the Silver Screen–Will Smith”

Never say never…if it doesn’t work forget it?

No, just kidding. A task begun not always turns out as expected. But I have tackled some impossible things, and some of them didn’t work…maybe many of them didn’t work. But running an idea or plan past a bunch of nay-sayers is counter-productive sometimes. A task is not necessarily impossible just because I can’t doContinue reading “Never say never…if it doesn’t work forget it?”

How I handle my books inventory…hey, wake up, this will be fun

My best friend has her own way of handling her stash of books. She either fills boxes with assorted books or arranges them haphazardly on shelves: no particular order, no genres, not even all in the same position…backwards, upside down, stacked, any way at all. Her paperbacks range from new to should-have-been-tossed-ages-ago. She doesn’t careContinue reading “How I handle my books inventory…hey, wake up, this will be fun”

A Place I would NEVER want to visit? Nah…

Is there such a place? I don’t think so. Oh sure, there are places where I would not want to be at a given time…say in the midst of a fire-fight in a war zone. But that could be anywhere at any time…even a small town stand-off between police and a gunman. I wouldn’t wantContinue reading “A Place I would NEVER want to visit? Nah…”

What’s in a Title? Is a Hibiscus Flower too much? (posting misadventures)

Experience tells me that once an error is made, it is often better to just let it go. There is an old secretary’s saying that once you mess up on handling an important message for the boss you will keep making it worse with each new contact. So I’ll try again to explain the titleContinue reading “What’s in a Title? Is a Hibiscus Flower too much? (posting misadventures)”

What’s in a title? Does it have to mean something?

The reason I chose SOMETIMES as the title of my blog is because it covers a vast variety of possibilities. The tagline: Who, What, When, Where, How, and sometimes Why. That old writing crutch is something of a cliche, but I like it because it speaks to the eclectic nature of the blog. I likeContinue reading “What’s in a title? Does it have to mean something?”

Who am I — and What am I doing here?

This introduction post has been an assignment of the blogging101 course that I just never got around to doing, so with a new course starting it’s as good a time as any. And yes, I do intend to change my header image…soon. This is a hard thing to do, making up a sort of resume,Continue reading “Who am I — and What am I doing here?”

My secret refuge high above the trees of Yucatan.

There is a place that I go to in my mind whenever there is a need for a shut-down.   It is called Nohoch Mul, a pyramid built by natives a long time ago on the southern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, near Cancun, Mexico.  It has probably been overrun by tourists by now, but whenContinue reading “My secret refuge high above the trees of Yucatan.”