Category Archives: Whimsy

Frightening State of the Economy

Yesterday, I went up my driveway to my mailbox to retrieve the mail.  In the mailbox were two items: a magazine and an unsolicited advertisement for a consignment store. The consignment store advertised: Authenticated Luxury Consignment: Women’s & Men’s Luxury … Continue reading

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Looking at powerless mornings or I need my strength

Sandy, as well as all other U.S. Olympians, received an offer in the mail for a deeply discounted, Hilton Suite Dreams Plush Mattress made by Serta. It just so happens that we need a new bed. But, we weren’t interested … Continue reading

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The gift of clairvoyance

I swam at Barton Springs yesterday. Knowing that someone I know usually swims there on Tuesdays, as I got out of the car, I was thinking about him and whether he would be there. As I grabbed my gear and … Continue reading

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Colored feet abroad

What do they call flippers in Helsinki? That’s got to be confusing to the swimmers there.

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No. I didn’t eat there

Ah . . . the broadening of America.

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A sign of the times

I pulled into a shaded parking place right next to the door to the bank. I walked (well, actually limped) into the bank and was greeted immediately by an available teller. (No, he didn’t come to me where the sign … Continue reading

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Dipping my toe in the water

With the Deep Eddy Mile tomorrow and four weeks with the only swimming I’ve done consisting of pulling with a pull buoy, I decided to test the waters. I swam (yes, “swam,” as with no pull buoy or other toys) … Continue reading

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