Anything Goes!

OMG, I’ve Been Taken Aback!

Someone is in the Attack Mode! Today, I was taken aback by some harsh comments that were directed at me in a Facebook forum that I visit regularly here in the Philippines. Most days when I visit this forum, I witness good information, stories, great guidance and good advice. In this forum, I rarely comment […]

Facebook White Page of Death

Facebook White Page of Death (WPOD) It’s my latest ailment…and it comes complete with withdrawals! I believe it was sometime on October 3rd, I attempted to log on to Facebook and all I received for my query was a “white screen.”  Not totally white, but with the browser header and toolbar showing. There was absolutely […]

A Filipina and a Cheesesteak!

While visiting Guam this week, we stopped in at the Air Force Base Exchange Food Court one day for lunch. After living in the Philippines for nearly 3 years, it was an easy lunch choice for me to make…I was having a Philly Cheesesteak! My wife decided on Popeye’s Chicken so as she walked over […]

Reasons, Reflections, Time Travel, and the Final Frontier!

Reflections Because today is my birthday, and whenever I have a birthday, I like to look back and reflect. I think back of the days when I was a boy growing up, observing my grandfather ease through his remaining days. He mostly hung with the other retired guys at the soda fountain on Main street […]

One Thing Leads to Another

One Thing Leads to Another Or…It’s Just a Case of Perfect Timing! As sure as Jupiter revolves around the sun just like the Earth, the orbit is somewhat longer and therefore takes much longer to accomplish the evolution. Sort of like the way things happen here in the Philippines. I recently wrote about the new […]

No Shortage of Strange!

Just like an any other ordinary day anywhere else in the world, I opened the spam folder in an email account I rarely use. By the looks of all the mail I have collected there, you would think I am hooked up with a Nigerian prince and all of his trustees, executors, and lawyer friends. […]

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Out!

A Rabbit Hole! It’s what I fell into. My absence from writing about the retired life in the Philippines has been sidetracked, not by an over abundance of enjoying the retired life in paradise, but by Bitcoin! Yes, Bitcoin and all that it entails…it’s virtual currency or digital money that can be spent in a growing […]

Philippines Postal Service

 Another Mango Moment!   Today we took a ride into town for our first visit to the Calbayog City  Post Office. Up until now, we have had  literally no reason to mail  anything. Today however, I  needed to send an old-fashioned written  and signed letter.  As we entered the Calbayog Post Office building, all  I could […]

Expatriation…It Just Made Sense

A born and raised red-blooded American I am, and as most Americans, I grew up loving my country, and I still do. The eldest of 6 siblings, I grew up first, and was undoubtedly the designated test-bed child. In larger families, the first-born is usually and specifically designed for the initial research, development, testing and […]