Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Farewell Mr Kennedy

For me, Edward Kennedy was one of the last of the old guard. Early in his career he suffered a number of personal missteps that kept him from shining in public memory as brightly as his brothers John and Robert. Be that as it may, Ted gave his all to public service and did a lot of good.

Teddy, you will be missed

Friday, August 21, 2009

And people wonder why I avoid flying

Common sense is not so common. How would you like to spend all night in a plane sitting on the tarmac because no one could figure out what to do with you and your fellow passengers?

Pitiful airline treatment

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Am I still here?

What is it that W.C. Fields said? "All in all, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

My Star Island vacation was the highlight of my summer. Work has been a bear. My personal life has been extremely challenging. The reason I haven't been posting is because both venues have been the focus of my attention and I can't easily discuss either here. My health still sucks, but who wants to hear about that?

Would I really rather be in Philadelphia? No. I lived there while I was in grad school. I have no desire to live there again.

I still have no idea how I did on the CISSP. However, I have been able to recover a small portion of my sanity since I am no longer studying for the test. I've enjoyed mindless reading and a little television/movie viewing. I'm slowly assessing some household projects and formulating priorities for a plan of attack.

I don't have many face-to-face friends these days. Too busy, I guess. I appreciate the warm and supportive wishes of my e-friends during this challenging summer. Thanks, folks!

I don't quite feel like myself right now, but I'm trying to rise above it all. Hope springs eternal. At least it must, since I continue to buy a few lottery tickets every week. While money is not the solution to all problems, a nice pile of cash can be a balm to many an injury. (grin)

I hope everyone has a great day!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Still here

I'm feeling like a slacker for not having blogged in a while. I'm trying to behave and stay focused on my studying for my CISSP. Hopefully, I'll be ready to come back here with good news or (at least) good vibes after the test this weekend.

Crossing fingers...