Showing posts from December, 2013

Year End Ruminations

Me at my friend Ed's place on Laurel Street in Rehoboth Beach, DE - Master of my Universe Well, here we are at the end of another year. Don't they seem to go by with ever increasing speed as we get older?  Remember those calendar page flipping scenes in those old 40's movies that show the passage of time?  That's the way I feel my life is going now.   I was going to do a list recapping my past year, which has been some year.  Perhaps the most life changing year I've ever had in my life.  But I know  I'm bored to death when they do those year end lists on TV so I'll try and make this as painless as possible. Thus is my list of the pluses and minuses for Ron this year. January - I had a prostate cancer biopsy. The procedure was painful and humiliating (stirrups with women walking around).  The outcome was that I was diagnosed with cancer in six of the twelve samples taken.  I guess this was a Plus, because I found the cancer and a Minus, bec

Bloggerpalooza Coming Up!

Folks, it seems just like yesterday that we had our first annual Bloggerpalooza.   Actually it was last April but what's a few months?  This year the second annual Bloggerpalooza will again take place at the Inn at Canal Square in Lewes, Delaware.    Mark, Anne Marie, Cubby, Nate, Jay and Superman (Clint) This year the Bloggerpalooza will take place over three days; March 13th, 14th and 15th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).  The date are earlier this year to take advantage of the lower winter rates and 20% discount on the rack rates of the hotel rooms for those of you who choose to stay at the Inn. The Inn at Canal Square, Lewes, Delaware Again this year we will have a buffet dinner on Saturday night ($25 per person) followed by "prizes".   Please feel free to bring your own prizes for presentation at this time, however it is not necessary to join the fun as witness below. Last year Dr. Spo was the beneficiary of most of the "prizes"

Happy Birthday!

Pat on the Kalmar Nyckel this past August I know somebody who has a birthday today.  Happy birthday Pat! Pat on FaceTime this morning receiving my "Happy Birthday!" greeting - 65 years young today! Pat is my Canadian friend who happened to stumble across my blog last summer.  He saw a photo on the Internet testifying before the Delaware State legislature for Marriage Equality.  The photo of me that was splashed on the Internets that caught Pat's eye - I think it was the sport jacket - I never wear a jacket unless I'm testifying before a government committee (which is to say never) Intrigued, Pat did a little research and found my blog "Retired in Delaware"(the same one you're reading now) and discovered that we had a lot in common.    Pat and I at the Brickside Grill in Downingtown, Pennsylvania - Trivia Night! I invited him down for next year's Bloggerpalooza (as I do all my blog readers - hear that?).  I a